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DoSER at the 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting

DoSER is excited to host a variety of events at the AAAS Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually February 8-11, 2021. This year’s theme, Understanding Dynamic Ecosystems, will feature diverse ways of understanding the complexities and dynamics of biological, physical, social, and economic systems across scales, as well as strengthening and activating new connections to address underlying problems in various spheres. Please continue to check the AAAS Annual Meetings Program or additional events where you can find us.

Curtis Baxter speaks to a crowd during DoSER's lounge time at the 2020 Annual Meeting
Cutis Baxter leads a discussion at the 2020 AAAS Annual Meeting

Monday, February 8, 2021

Indigenous Knowledge, Science, and Ethical Frameworks for Collaboration

12:00 - 12:45pm ET

This symposium will explore active research and engagement projects led or co-led by Native American and Indigenous scholars working in diverse ethical, scientific, and public health disciplines. It will highlight the importance of bringing diverse voices in conversation with scientific research and public health initiatives.

Engaging at the Intersection of Science and Religion: A Facilitated Discussion

3:00 - 3:30pm ET

During this facilitated discussion, we will discuss best practices for engagement at the interface of science and religion. We will also cover strategies to foster positive science engagement with diverse publics, communities, and institutions. 

Please note this event is limited to 30 people and is first come, first served. 

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Science Communication and Engagement with Religious Publics Workshop

2:00 - 2:45pm ET

DoSER staff will present an overview of why considering the perspectives of religious and spiritual publics is important for science engagement. Scientists engaging with these communities will have an opportunity to discuss prior experiences and anticipated challenges, share strategies for constructive dialogue with sensitivity to a range of worldviews, and practice effective science communication at the intersection of science, faith, and culture.

Please note this event is limited to 30 people and is first come, first served. 

No Wine, No Cheese, No Problem: Science and Faith Networking Social

5:00 - 6:00pm ET

Please join us for a networking event to learn more about DoSER’s work and how you can get involved! The hospitality lounge is open to all Annual Meeting attendees. People encouraged to attend include scientists looking to engage with religious individuals or communities and people of faith who want to engage at the interface of science and religion.

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The Dynamic Past: How Science Helps Give Voice to Silenced Stories

3:00 - 3:45pm ET

This session will explore how tools of science, including new technologies, techniques, and collaborations in a variety of fields have supported the reclamation and revitalization of culture, heritage, and identity for communities of African descent. The session will highlight Black scientists, historians, community representatives, and others as it reflects on the role of community engagement and the need for equitable and just decision-making around the impact of scientific research.

 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Pursuing Environmental Justice Through Science and Religion Workshop

1:15 - 2:00pm ET

This workshop will explore the effects of environmental degradation and discrimination on vulnerable populations and discuss how elements of various faith traditions, combined with forefront science, can assist environmental justice efforts.