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UNEION 101 is the introductory course in the UNEION training series. Below you will find a schedule of meetings and pre-session reading/watching materials. 
*please note- UNEION is open to all NCAR|UCAR employees and visitors. You must sign up via the EOD Training Catalog* 

Sign up of  the next UNEION session here. Once you log in, click on the "EOD Training Calendar and Register for courses" link. Please make sure you sign up for ALL FOUR sessions.



Session 1 - Our place in society:

An introduction to the many different identities that an individual can simultaneously hold (e.g. gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation), and ways in which privilege and unconscious bias can affect our interactions


Date, Time and Location:

February 4, 12:30-3:30pm, CG1 2126

Session 2- Gender:

The concept of gender identity, how gender is socialized in society, how gender can affect workplace experience, and gender-based and sexual harassment


Date, Time, and Location:

March 10, 12:30- 3:30pm, CG1 2126  

Guyland Ch. 3 26 pg book chapter

Gender Bias in the Workplace 2 page document with other resources listed

“Privilege is invisible to those who have it”: engaging men in workplace equality 4 page article *Comments are not meant to be part of assignment* 

Survey of Academic Field Experiences (SAFE): Trainees Report Harassment and Assault 9 page journal article

Sara Connell Brown Bag @ NCAR watch 6:15- 40:20. If you have time the whole video is great! 

Why Do Trans People Make Me Feel Uncomfortable? 7 page article

Deadly truth about a world built for men


Optional readings

Holding space for victims of harassment Content Warning: harassment, assault, violence

How Stereotypes Can Drive Women To Quit Science4 page article

Sex and Gender definitions of sex and gender terms

Men who explain things 3 page article

A linguistic comparison read abstract, intro, discussion, and conclusion

Why women wont apply for jobs unless they’re 100% qualified 5 page article

Faking It: Women, Academia, and Impostor Syndrome 3 page article

 The glaring blindspot of the me too movement


Session 3- Race:

The idea of race as a social construct, microaggressions, the effect of society's attitudes towards race, and people of color's workplace experiences


Date, Time, and Location:

April 7, 12:30-3:30pm, CG1 2126

Readings will be posted closer to date of session


Session 4- Putting it into practice:

hands-on training in "bystander intervention," or tools for how to interrupt a problematic situation and stand up for colleagues and friends in the moment.

Date, Time, and Location:

May 5, 12:30- 3:30pm, CG1 2126

Readings will be posted closer to session