The Respect @ EPFL campaign – Events

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Daena Giardella will introduce the concept of the “upstander” and explain what it means to be an upstander, and how an upstander differs from a passive bystander. In this workshop, participants will practise vocabulary and phrases that can be applied to difficult situations of inappropriate behaviour in the workplace.


Registrations (!!! until Nov 4!!!)

  • This event is designed for a limited number (290) of participants: first come, first served. A waitlist will be created once the limit is surpassed.

Details:

  • 10.11.2021
  • 16:00 – 19:00h
  • Format: Zoom (link to be confirmed)
  • Language: EN
  • Limit: 290

Key topics:

  • How harassment, bullying, put-​downs and bias affect all workplaces
  • How to recognise and deal with inappropriate behaviour
  • Gauging when it is possible to stand up
  • Practising “upstander” vocabulary and phrases

Speaker:

Daena Giardella is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Faculty Affiliate of the MIT Leadership Center.  She teaches numerous interactive skills-​based workshops and training programmes where participants learn how to respond proactively to implicit or unconscious bias, sexual harassment, and bullying by enacting improvised scenarios.

The film “Picture a scientist” chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from obvious harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable and open to all.

Important: Please note that you are required to watch the film “Picture a scientist” before the panel discussion. The individual online screening is available from 6 to 12 November 2021 – please register here.

In the panel discussion, the panellists will share their views on discrimination and discuss how science can become a more diverse and welcoming place for everybody.


Details:

  • 11.11.2021
  • 13:00 – 14:00h
  • Format: Zoom 
  • Language: EN
  • Limit: 400

Key topics:

  • Discrimination and harassment
  • How can science become a more diverse place?

Speakers:


Please note: 

  • This event is designed for a limited number (400) of participants: first come, first served. A waitlist will be created once the limit is surpassed.

University campuses can be a great place to work. Yet, despite the best of intentions, when the pressure to achieve is high and stress levels increase, the respect we show towards one another can begin to deteriorate.

Christine Porath discusses how civility and trust enhance collaboration and influence and improve performance. When the work climate is more respectful and inclusive, greater trust and collaboration is enabled, marked by people who reciprocate respectful behaviour. Professor Porath will share recommendations for what one can do to enhance effectiveness and craft a more civil, collaborative, and thriving work environment.


Registrations (!!! until Nov 4!!!)


Details

  • 11.11.2021
  • 15:30 – 16:45h
  • Format: Zoom (link to be confirmed)
  • Language: EN

Key topics:

  • Civility in teams
  • Productive and counterproductive workplace behaviour
  • Fostering collaboration in teams

Speaker:

Christine Porath is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and helps organisations build thriving workplaces. She ’is the author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace and co-​author of The Cost of Bad Behavior. Professor Porath has been featured on BBC, NPR and other news outlets as well as in TIME, Manager Magazin, the Washington Post, the New York Times and Harvard Business Review.

Sexual harassment is a persistent barrier to women’s advancement in public and private sectors, including academia. Today, rates of sexual harassment in companies, universities and organisations remain high. In this talk, Dr Marianne Cooper, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University, will provide an overview of the problem and discuss the incidence of sexual harassment in work environments, the various forms it can take, and the cultural conditions and norms that can breed and support it. Dr Cooper will then discuss how leaders can identify where this may be happening in their own organisations, and the strategies and steps for addressing it.


Registrations (!!! until Nov 4!!!)


Details:

  • 17.11.2021
  • 17:00 – 18:00h
  • Format: Zoom
  • Language: EN

Key topics:

  • Sexual harassment
  • From sexism to sexual harassment in workplaces
  • Strategies to address sexual harassment

Mini-MOOCs on Implicit Bias Awareness, created by Prof. Marianne Schmid Mast

L’exposition CONTINUUM entremêle récits de personnes, savoirs scientifiques et portraits photographiques autour du continuum du genre et des sexualités.
Créée par l’Université de Genève en 2018, l’exposition invite à réfléchir autour des notions de genre et de sexualités sans pour autant ranger les individus dans des catégories fixes ou d’en faire des porte-paroles, mais plutôt de raconter des histoires singulières.
De passage à l’Université de Lausanne avant son arrivée à l’EPFL, de nouveaux panneaux « savoirs » ont été ajoutés à l’exposition originale.

Commissaire de l’exposition : Ferdinando Miranda
Photographe : Neige Sanchez

visible du 18 novembre au 3 décembre à l’EPFL dans le hall du RLC 
Tout public, Pass Covid obligatoire

également du 25 octobre au 12 novembre à l’UNIL devant l’auditoire 1031

Détails

Details:

  • 18.11.2021, 16.30-18.00
  • EPFL, Rolex Learning Center

Tout public, Pass Covid obligatoire


Speakers:

En marge de l’exposition CONTINUUM qui entremêle récits de personnes, savoirs scientifiques et portraits photographiques autour du continuum du genre et des sexualités, le Bureau de l’égalité des chances vous convie à la table ronde « Droits et reconnaissance des personnes LGBTQIA+ »

Details:

  • 25.11.2021, 12.15-13.45
  • EPFL, Rolex Learning Center

Tout public, Pass Covid obligatoire


Speakers:

“How We’ve Taught Algorithms to See Identity” by Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, followed by a discussion (https://epfl.zoom.us/j/66587764329)

Race and gender have long sociopolitical histories of classification in technical infrastructures-from the passport to social media. Facial analysis technologies are particularly pertinent to understanding how identity is operationalized in new technical systems. In this talk, Morgan Klaus Scheuerman will present the results of two works on how identity is conceptualized in computer vision. First, “How Computers See Gender,” an analysis of how gender is concretely conceptualized and encoded into commercial facial analysis and image labeling technologies available today. Second, “How We’ve Taught Algorithms to See Identity,” how race and gender are defined and annotated in image databases used for facial analysis. The synthesis of these works points towards a need for addressing the discursive construction of identity categories in computer vision, and technologies more broadly.

With : 

PLEASE REGISTER HEREZoom link 

  • 30.11.2021, 17:00-18:30

Details


Speakers:

A workshop to expand your repertory of responses to discriminatory comments and acts

Détails de l’événement:
Date: 23.11.2021 – 18:15
Intervenante: Siara Isaac
Lieu: MED 2 1522

Introduction et objectifs :

  • Thème abordé: Cette semaine d’exposition et de conférences a pour but d’aborder le plaisir sexuel sans tabou et de manière inclusive afin que les personnes qui aimeraient découvrir leur sexualité puissent avoir des informations fiables et éducatives.
  • Pourquoi: Dans la prévention liée à la sexualité, on retrouve généralement les principes du “Safer Sex” (IST, contraception, etc) mais relativement peu d’information et d’éducation sur l’acte sexuel en lui-même. Dans l’imaginaire collectif, souvent façonné par la pornographie mainstream, le sexe est généralement centré sur des rapports hétérosexuels avec “préliminaires” puis pénétration et se terminant par un orgasme, très souvent masculin. Polyquity veut proposer un autre discours aux personnes s’intéressant aux plaisirs sexuels pour leur permettre de penser leur sexualité différemment et d’accéder à une éducation sexuelle bienveillante.
  • Public cible: Toute personne de la communauté EPFL qui s’intéresse à la sexualité de manière générale.

Description de l’événement :
L’évènement se déroulera sur toute une semaine. Il y aura plusieurs activités en parallèle :

  • Une exposition d’oeuvres sur le plaisir sexuel toute la semaine dans le Hall du CO.
  • Une conférence d’une heure sur la réappropriation de son corps et la masturbation solo en début de semaine suivi d’une séance de réponse aux questions de 30 minutes.
  • Une conférence d’une heure sur le plaisir à plusieurs en fin de semaine avec une séance réponse aux questions de 30 minutes.
  • Un après-midi workshop le mercredi avec quelques activités : pâte à modeler un clitoris, distribution de guide pour prendre soin de sa vulve, projection d’oeuvres d’artistes du campus sur le plaisir, livre d’or pour que les participant•x•e•s puissent laisser leur ressenti, un commentaire, ou encore un témoignage sur le plaisir, présentation de sex-toys (expliquer comment ils fonctionnent, les précautions d’utilisation).
    ● Une projection du documentaire Female pleasure le mercredi soir.
    ● Un stand de prévention toute la semaine tenu par l’équipe prévention de l’AGEPoly (ci-après dénommé PolyPrev).

Organisation:

Polyquity et l’Equipe Prévention de l’AGEPoly organisent et supervisent la totalité du projet.

Lucie Thénot, Responsable des projets expositions de POLYQUITY
Thibault Touzain, Responsable Prévention AGEPoly


trailer


Alexe Poukine
Belgium, France, 83 min
Visions du Réel 2019 | Compétition Internationale longs métrages

Screening on Thursday, December 9 at 5pm at the Rolex Forum (memento)

Free admission with online registration (link to come)

Abstract:
Ada is 19. She agrees to have dinner at the home of a boy she knows. It all happens very quickly, she does not defend herself. It is in 2013, after a screening of her first film, that Alexe Poukine meets her: a woman of her age who shares with her something that happened nine years before and that she does not know what to do with. Now inhabited by this account and its implications, the filmmaker confronts the discrepancy between her preconceptions about rape and the acknowledged fact that many of her close friends have endured a similar experience. It is then a matter of finding a form able to embody and draw out words, as well as to question and investigate human nature in its dark corners, on all sides. Ada’s account is mixed with those of others, all different yet similar. The same nasty story, senseless and commonplace, seen from different angles. Intertwining people and words, experiences and pain, That Which Does Not Kill is overwhelming due to the sincerity it successfully expresses, with great power and sensitivity.