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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:

Cohort 8: Friday, February 15, 9am-12pm, CG1- 2126
Cohort 9: Friday February 22, 9am- 12pm, CG1- 2126


Harvard Implicit Bias Test Please take either the Race or Gender-science test (you may take both if you wish)

The Impact of Implicit Bias 6 minute video

Panti’s Noble Call 10 minute video

What riding my bike taught me about white privilege 6 page, blog post

Explaining white privilege to a broke white person 4 page, blog post

How to Fight your Own Implicit Biases 2 page, blog post

The Myth and Reality of Meritocracy 2 page, blog post

UCAR|NCAR Case for Diversity 2 page document

optional readings and video:

Why does John get the STEM job rather than Jennifer?

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

Unconcious Bias at Work


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:

Cohort 8: Friday, March 15, 9am- 12pm, CG1- 2126
Cohort 9: Friday, March 22, 9am- 12pm, ML- WOR Board Room

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:

Cohort 8: Friday, April 12, 9am-12pm, CG1- 2126
Cohort 9: Friday, April 19, 9am- 12pm, ML- WOR Board Room

"Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" Ch. 1, 14 pages

Levels of racism: Theoretic framework and a gardeners tale 3 page article

MTV Decoded: Why colorblindness wont end racism. 6 min video

Bursting the White Bubble of Colorblindness 6 page news article

White Fragility 13 page journal article

Fresh Air podcast- The Color of Law the whole podcast is great but we only need you to listen to 1:23 - 22:00 and 30:15 - 39:30

CU Independent article

Microaggessions Matter: 5 page article

I, Racist blog post


optional readings

Microaggressions: More than just Race 4 Page article

Why White Parents Won’t Choose Black Schools 5 page news article

Jay Smooth TED Talk 12 Minute video

Race, Ethnicity and NIH Research Awards Abstract only

Bursting the White Bubble of Colorblindness 6 page news article

Racism in Academia 1.5 page summary of resources

Reverse Racism 3 minute video clip

11 Things White People can do to be Real Anti-Racist Allies *1.5 page summary version*


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:

Cohort 8: Friday, May 10, 9am-12pm, CG1- 2126
Cohort 9: Friday, May 24, 9am- 12pm, ML- WOR Board Room

Bystander Effect- Why don’t we help? **content warning: rape, violence** 5 page article

4 Ds for intervention 1 page journal article

“A Trip to the Grocery Store” 4 minute video

Cartoon image

Why bystanders stand by 2 page summary

Microaggressions in the classroom 18 minute video

Calling In: A Quick Guide on When and How,)

Courage video 7 minute video