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JEDI Task Force

The INSTAAR Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force was formed in April 2020. It grew out of the Diversity Committee, which started in 2016.


Following a period of strategic planning, the JEDI Task Force is following through with specific courses of action in 2021. Task Force leadership have divided responsibility for taking these actions forward into general topics of recruitment, retention, education for INSTAARs, and policy development.

Current actions

The JEDI Task Force is working with INSTAARs and collaborators on a number of priority actions.


Membership in the Task Force is voluntary. Currently there are 36 INSTAAR participants, including staff, students, professional research assistants (PRAs), postdoctoral scholars, and faculty.

Calls for membership are sent via email at the beginning of each semester. If you are interested in joining, contact


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One Book/One Boulder: All We Can Save author talk

Thursday, November 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

The culminating event of One Book/One Boulder is a live, virtual author talk with Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson. Register to get the link to attend, or watch live on YouTube or Facebook.

Late to the party? The Boulder Public Library has a reading guide, and there's a wealth of free material on the All We Can Save: Circles Project website. No time to read? Get an inspirational taste of solving the climate crisis with Wilkinson’s podcast A Matter of Degrees, and Johnson’s How to Save a Planet and her Podcast Playlist: Your Guide to Climate Solutions.

Gingerbread house decorating

Wednesday, December 1, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; SEEC S225

The JEDI graduate sub-committee is organizing a gingerbread house decorating event—please come get to know your fellow students and build an edible house. Partners/kids welcome! Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Please rsvp using an extremely short Google form so we can get a count for purchasing kits.


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