Thu, Sep 15|
Using inclusive language in science writing
Learn how to make your writing bias-free.
Time & Location
Sep 15, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM MDT
About the Event
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Want to learn the latest and best practices on how to make your science writing inclusive and bias-free? Come learn from an expert panel about writing clearly, accurately, and with compassion on race/ethnicity, sexual orientation/gender identity, Indigenous people/nations, people with disabilities, age, and other crucial topics. Bring all of your questions and challenges for a thoughtful Q&A.
Our panel includes the following experts:
Helen Santoro (moderator) is a science and investigative journalist in western Colorado who writes about health, medicine and LGBTQ+ communities. Her focus is on health disparities and discrimination experienced by transgender and queer people. Her work has appeared in the Associated Press, High Country News, Kaiser Health News, Knowable Magazine, Slate, WIRED and more.
Kalen Goodluck is a journalist and photographer covering Indigenous Affairs, public health, and food justice, who is from and currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He comes from the Diné (Navajo), Mandan, Hidatsa, and Tsimshian tribes and is a tribal member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota.
Alfonzo Porter is a journalist, educator, and editor-in-chief of the Denver Urban Spectrum, an award-winning publication targeting communities of color. He is the Director of Student Media as well as a journalism professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and has worked as a journalist for various publications including the Washington Post. Porter is the Managing Partner of Vertex Learning, a full-service educational publishing and consulting firm specializing in assisting educators publish in their areas of specialty. His latest book, Digital Citizenship: Promoting Wellness for Thriving in a Connected World, is designed to help digital natives navigate life in a cyber reality.
Gabi Serrato Marks is a Massachusetts-based science writer and communicator and a partner at Stellate Communications, where she primarily supports academic researchers to facilitate greater engagement with scientific and non-scientific audiences. Her doctorate research at MIT focused on generating records of past climate change using cave deposits. She has published in Scientific American, Audubon, and the PBS Eons YouTube channel, and has been featured in articles and podcasts including the Nature Career Guide, Physics Today, and Disability Visibility. Dr. Serrato Marks is co-editing an anthology of personal stories from disabled scientists.
Inclusive writing panel ticket