Barbara Lee

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Barbara Lee

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Featuring new Pew
on equity and diversity in the STEM workplace

Friday February 9th, 2018
2168 Rayburn HOB (Gold Room)
2:00-3:00 p.m.

RSVP here.

Dear Colleague:

We write to invite you to a staff briefing that the Congressional Tri-Caucus is hosting to highlight the challenges that employees of color in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields face on
Friday, February 9th from 2 – 3 pm in 2168 RHOB.

The Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world, recently published a

on equity and diversity in the STEM workplace – an area where employees of color are severely underrepresented. It examines:

·         Experiences of blacks, Hispanics and Asians in STEM jobs

·         Diversity in the STEM workforce

·         Experiences of women in STEM jobs, including gender discrimination and sexual harassment

·         Americans’ views of STEM jobs and STEM education

We have invited the researchers who worked on this report to present their findings to Tri-Caucus staff so that Congress has a better understanding of the challenges that individuals in STEM fields face.

Below is an example of some findings which they will cover:

·        Blacks who work in STEM fields are more likely than STEM workers from other racial or ethnic backgrounds to say they have faced discrimination on the job.

·        Overall, 62% of blacks, followed by 44% of Asians, 42% of Hispanics and just 13% of whites in STEM jobs say they have experienced discrimination at work due to their race or ethnicity.

To RSVP, please go
. For more information, please contact Liz Lee of my staff at
or 225-2661. 



Barbara Lee
CBC Diversity Task Force Co-Chair


G.K. Buterfield
CBC Diversity Task Force Co-Chair


Cedric Richmond
Congressional Black Caucus


Judy Chu
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus


Michelle Lujan Grisham
Congressional Hispanic Caucus


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