The Diversity Team of AVETH focusses on the inclusion and diversity for the scientific staff at the ETH domain. We achieve this goal by raising awareness and starting discussions, as well as facilitating and contributing to initiatives of others. Our goal is to improve the diversity of the scientific staff and making ETH an inclusive place for all.
The Diversity Team is building up a network of people working on Diversity related topics in the ETH domain. The main focus of the Diversity Team is currently on gender equality and inclusion of LGBTQIA+ minorities. Our responsibility includes representation, asking questions and sparkling discussion on diversity related matters. We also offer financial and promotional support to events open for scientific staff.

Are you interested in improving the working environment and inclusion of cultural, gender and other minorities at ETH? Do you want to make us aware of diversity issues at ETH? Or do you want to apply for funding or want to promote your event (open for the scientific staff at ETH) through our channels?

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AVETH Anti-racism statement

The AVETH Diversity team stands in solidarity with those across the world fighting to support the lives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We commit ourselves to calling out and dismantling racism and patriarchal white supremacy.
Our organization recognizes the need to make meaningful progress against racism in order to support BIPOC at ETH Zürich and within our international communities more broadly. As the scientific staff at ETH, we must make urgent progress to promote diversity, inclusivity, and equitability for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or ability. In the immediate time, we enthusiastically work to implement the following changes:
[1] Increase opportunities to engage with diversity and inclusion work that is anti-racist. This will include increasing the number of events we hold on diversity, and broadening the perspectives of speakers we invite to campus.
[2] Acknowledge the dedicated work of social justice leaders within our community via an elected AVETH Diversity award including a cash reward. We will also raise attention to those doing important diversity work via a spot-light on the AVETH webpage.
[3] Deeply address the intersection of mental health and diversity. This includes collaboration with mental health services and all diversity-based student organizations at ETH.
[4] Provide funding opportunities for diversity and inclusion work for members of the ETH community.
If we all work together, then we can make meaningful progress in improving the environment at ETH Zürich to be more inclusive for everyone. We beseech you to join us in this effort.
In solidarity,
The AVETH diversity team

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