Ottawa, June 7 - 11, 2021
When LGBTQ+ mathematicians talk about inclusion in mathematics and in society, they put themselves in the uncomfortable and potentially unsafe situation of advocating for their own rights and freedoms. Refracted through my own experience, I'll discuss the intersectional challenges facing LGBTQ+ mathematicians, opportunities for action, and encourage a dialogue for positive change.
In the Fall of 2020, in a student led project, we decided to challenge the narrative by creating the Women in Discrete Math Speaker Series. In this talk we discuss the inspiration, implementation, and challenges behind this project. Additionally, we ask what the next steps in furthering EDI initiatives are.