ResBios Open Dialogues:

Science Communication with a Gender Perspective: A closer look into Biosciences

Join our free webinar, conducted by EUSEA within the ReBios project. Thursday, January 28.01.2021  15:00-16:30 CET             

Mentoring, role models, networking, gender-inclusive programmes, are all measures that have been put in practice to foster and support the presence, inclusion and career development of women in science and technology. For the last 20 years, we have been moving and achieving milestones regarding women in science, gender equality, gender biases, and lately, gendered innovation.

But, what do we communicate when we communicate science? How do we do it and where? Whom are we addressing? Isn´t the system the reason and consequence of inequities? How do we communicate this and moreover, what can science communication do to tackle these deficiencies and encourage inclusion for the greater good?

In a social endeavour as science, considered as based on merits, competences and creativity, it’s imperative to reflect, talk and take action in order to tackle equality distortions and injustice. The way we communicate science plays a key role in this.

ResBios is an EU-funded project that thrives for grounding innovative strategies based on the RRI  framework and is organising this Webinar as part of a series of webinar related to gender inclusion.

Objectives

  1. To stimulate a rich dialogue among researchers, practitioners coming from different disciplines and diverse participants;
  2. To contribute to the very much needed conversations about gender inclusion and equity in the communication of sciences;
  3. Foster awareness about the cross-cutting gender issue in scientific contexts.

Relevant audiences:

Early career researchers, senior researchers, science communication professionals, project managers, key decision-makers.

Possible questions to be addressed:

  • What are the main inequities that are still alive and predominant in scientific systems and how are these perpetuated in communications?
  • How can different stakeholders communicate science in an inclusive way?
  • Will Open Science be a new gateway to consolidate everything that has been scaffolded in relation to gender equality in science?
  • Does Public Engagement contribute to filling the gaps and walks towards equity?
  • What actions are needed for academia to be a place where every young mind can reach its full potential?

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Moderator

 Speakers

  • Helena González, Oriol Marimón, Big Van Ciencia: Breaking scientific stereotypes in representations through scenic arts
  • Marianne Achiam, Carmen Fenollosa, Hypatia Project: What we know so far about communicating STEM with a Gender perspective
  • Janire Salazar, ICM: Learnings from an institutional perspective, implementing structural changes
  • Gabriel León, Bioscientist and Science Communicator: Mainstream media and science communication with a gender perspective: reflections from the ground