WSTEM (Women in STEM Leadership Council) and MAVRIC (Men’s Allied Voices for Respectful and Inclusive Communities) co-facilitated a discussion about The Mask You Live In and its implications for creating a safe, healthy environment for all genders at Princeton.
Discussion questions included: What about the film resonates with our experiences, and what surprised us? How do we continue to perpetuate restrictive concepts of masculinity in the classroom, research lab, and club/sports environments? What actions can we take to promote less restrictive gender identity norms on campus?
The Princeton Women in STEM (WSTEM) Leadership Council hosted a virtual Self-Defense Workshop for graduate students to practice physical / verbal assertiveness and boundary setting. The workshop’s goal was to empower students with physical, mental, and verbal self-defense strategies, including socially acceptable self-defense strategies, navigating power dynamics in academic/workplace settings, and disabling techniques derived from jujitsu. The course was taught by Self Defense Instructor, Anika Sproull.
The Princeton Women in STEM Leadership Council hosted Professional Networking Event for Graduate Women to develop mentorship networks for graduate women in STEM! The goal of the event was to introduce graduate women to female faculty and postdocs in their department and other STEM departments, highlighting women at higher levels of academia in STEM fields that could provide graduate school advice and possibly serve as mentors.