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07.27.2023 | SSP News & Releases

C4DISC Launches New DEIA Community of Practice

The Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) is delighted to announce the launch of the new C4DISC DEIA Community of Practice. This peer-to-peer community of interest is intended to enable participants to build trusted connections and provide knowledge-sharing opportunities. All those working in any DEIA capacity (whether in a dedicated role or not) in scholarly communications are welcome.  

This COP will provide the opportunity to learn from each other, share resources and best practices, hear of challenges and successes, explore opportunities for participating in cross-industry initiatives, coordinate efforts, and speak with one voice to increase effectiveness.

Join the Community by completing this short invitation form, where we can collect some brief information and enable you to share your priorities for discussion. You will be notified of bimonthly community calls and be added to the discussion group.  

We welcome those who are working to further DEIA initiatives to join us for the first hour-long community call via Zoom on August 10, 2023, at 11 am EST (time zone converter). We encourage participation by anyone who has a dedicated DEIA role, as well as others with a DEIA remit as part of their role, whether in a paid or volunteer capacity. 

We need your help to fulfill our mission to build equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications, and hope you will join us on this call or a future one. 

Please share the invitation link with colleagues and peers who may find it useful – https://forms.gle/zC1r3YfgpXYqzKAH8

SSP is proud to be a founding member of the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communications. Learn more about the background of this new community on this page.

About C4DISC C4DISC was founded by representatives from 10 trade and professional associations during the 2017 SSP annual meeting in Boston. Its vision is a socially just community that welcomes, values, and celebrates all who seek to contribute to scholarly communications, and its mission is to work with organizations and individuals to build equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility within the community. C4DISC members meet monthly to address its areas of focus, including developing a joint statement of principles; conducting market research; providing training resources, best practices, toolkits, and documentation for our collective memberships; and establishing outreach programs, curricula, events, and publications.

Contact c4disc@gmail.com

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