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Girls do as well or better than boys in math and science, until adolescence–the “gender intensification” years when interest in traditional feminine norms accelerates and belief in them solidifies. The field has effectively addressed a host of external barriers (role models, implicit bias, stereotype threat…) yet studies suggest that one overlooked key may be girls’ own beliefs—specifically that being feminine and being good at STEM are in conflict. Join this open, interactive presentation on basic gender terms and concepts and a new way to improve STEM outcomes among at-risk girls.
Refreshments will be provided. Please contact Ani Martinez, Remake Learning Community Manager, with any accessibility or dietary requests. ani (at) remakelearning (dot) org. Refeshments will be served at 1:00pm, the presentation will begin promptly at 1:30pm.
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Riki Wilchins is Executive Director of TrueChild, an action tank that helps improve life outcomes for at-risk youth through “gender transformative” approaches that connect race, class AND gender. The author of five books on gender theory and politics, Riki has been profiled in The New York Times; TIME selected her one of “100 Civic Innovators for the 21st Century.”