On February 21, 2018, Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Office of Institutional Equity in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science offered a workshop for the DEEP Community.
The workshop included a collective journey into the realm of diversity and intercultural awareness with a focus on environmental fields. Paul James, Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Duke University facilitated the highly interactive workshop that surveyed the following areas: understanding diversity and inclusion in the environmental profession, creating an inclusive learning environment, and aspects of implicit bias. The session was foundational and explorative. During the session, participants unpacked and identified intersections that cross multiple forms of diversity and belonging – including cross cultural communication and equity.