Community Learning Event: Anti-Racism in STEM Teaching at SFSU

Join us for the Center for Science and Mathematics Education Community Learning Event...

Friday August 27, 2021 from 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

This event is fully virtual and a zoom link will be sent to you for attendance.

FREE to attend, register here through eventbrite:

About this event

This event is sponsored by the San Francisco State University Center for Science and Math Education, which is a collaboration between the College of Science and Engineering and the Graduate College of Education. Join us for this half day of discussions and learning as we develop individual and collective plans to actualize our commitments for anti-racist STEM teaching in the 2021-2022 school year. This program is intended for educators of all levels.


1:30-2:30 PM Welcome and community building

If you have time, please review our Context and Positionality worksheet. We will work with this document during the event.

2:30-4:00 PM Keynote Speaker Dr. Ebony McGee

4:00-5:00 PM Next Steps: Developing Implementation Plans

Who is welcome to attend?

The program is focused on supporting student instructors, faculty and staff who participate in STEM education programs within the Center for Science and Math Education. This program is also open to all educators and future educators (undergraduates, credential, MA candidates, doctoral students, faculty and staff) on campus who wish to learn and become involved in anti-racist STEM teaching.

All students, faculty, staff and educators from the SF Bay Area are welcome to attend our plenary session with keynote speaker Dr. McGee.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ebony Omotola McGee (2:30-4:00 PM)

Dr. McGee's work centers around the role of racialized biases in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) that influence high achieving historically marginalized students’ graduate and career trajectories, particularly their interest in college faculty positions. The role of resiliency, wellness and mental health issues for mathematically high-achieving African American high school and post-secondary students; and identity (racial, mathematics, ethnic) development in high-achieving historically marginalized STEM students of color.

Preparing for the Keynote Event

If you are able to, please read Dr. McGee's book. Here are a few shorter suggested readings to get you started:

Impostor syndrome? No. Just racism.

Equity Ethic: As STEM Fields Become More Racially Diverse, New Values Emerge

Let’s Remake Racially Unsafe STEM Educational Spaces

Ready to Be an Ally for Black Academics? Here’s a Start Chronicle of Higher Education (2020, Nov 12).


More information can be found at Dr. McGee's website:


If you have read or are planning to read her book, please visit this link. Dr. Ebony O. McGee created a worksheet for this event to accompany Black, Brown, Bruised: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation which you can download. You will also find more short articles by Dr. Ebony O. McGee.

STEM Education Researchers of Color

These Black, Latinx, and Indigenous scholars are meeting the urgent need to support research and scholarship in STEM higher education offering diverse perspectives of these fields.


Download the pdf flier pictured below HERE