The Center for Neurotechnology is going beyond achieving traditional recruitment goals for underrepresented groups with support from Theater for Change UW and the National Science Foundation. In addition to its other diversity efforts, the center is facilitating a deeper level of equity and inclusion through an interactive theatrical performance developed as a workshop for faculty, students and staff.
How can people address racism, sexism, xenophobia and other forms of oppression if they can’t identify when it happens? These and other forms of discrimination can be nuanced and aren’t always obvious to everyone. Sometimes, instances of oppression commonly experienced by underrepresented students can be unintentionally overlooked; however, the impact can be deep and damaging.