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Words Matters – The Role of Language in Inclusion
Thursday, November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for an interactive learning session where we will explore aspects of the role that language plays in inclusion and how language can also be a source of exclusion. We’ll also learn and practice responses and tactics for allyship around language.
About the speaker:
Dr. Kamens received her PhD from Harvard Medical School in Genetics. She is a Senior Consultant at The Impact Seat, a consulting firm that helps organizations develop and maintain equitable and inclusive cultures that are rich in diversity. Dr. Kamens has had a varied career in academia, pharma, biotech and nonprofit. For a decade she was Executive Director of the nonprofit biotech, Addgene. She is founder of the Boston chapter of the Association for Women in Science (MASS AWIS) and currently serves on the AWIS National Board of Directors. You can find her @jkamens on Twitter or on LinkedIn.
MASS AWIS is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Women in Sciences. Our mission is to support women in all scientific fields and to achieve equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Our events and membership are open for the public regardless of their gender, professional background, or career level.