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UNEION 101 is the introductory course in the UNEION (UCAR|NCAR Equity and Inclusion) training series. Below you will find a list of resources we use during the four training sessions.

UNEION is open to all NCAR and UCAR employees and visitors. 

For staff


Session 1: Our place in society

An introduction to the many different identities that an individual can simultaneously hold — including gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation— and ways in which privilege and unconscious bias can affect our interactions.

Background materials

Session 2: Gender

The concept of gender identity, how gender is socialized in society, how gender can affect workplace experience, and gender-based and sexual harassment.

Background materials

Session 3: Race

The idea of race as a social construct, microaggressions, the effect of society's attitudes towards race, and people of color's workplace experiences

Background materials

Session 4: Putting it into practice

Hands-on training in bystander intervention: tools for how to interrupt a problematic situation and stand up for colleagues and friends in the moment