Inspired by salons that flourished in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries, MESCal meetings are social gatherings where mathematics faculty meet each other, share ideas, and support one another. They are inclusive spaces where each person has a voice. Many of us are people of color and women; many of us are engaged in diversity-related efforts on our own campuses. These gatherings are important times when we can recharge and draw strength from one another so that we can continue the work we are engaged in. An important idea behind MESCal is an intentional focus on developing a strong social fabric that knits the group together: inclusive fellowship, camaraderie, and friendship are important than adherence to any particular set of ideas, efforts or programs. 

Upcoming Events

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Past Events
  • What: Third Annual MESCal Unconference on Equity and Inclusivity in the Mathematical Sciences
    When: 9am-4:30pm on Saturday, February 22, 2020
    Plenary speaker: Adi Adiredja (University of Arizona)

  • What: Second Annual MESCal Unconference on Equity and Inclusivity in the Mathematical Sciences
    Where: At the University of La Verne
    When: 9am-3pm on Saturday, May 11, 2019
    Plenary speaker: Candice Price (Smith College)

  • What: The First Annual MESCal Unconference!
    Where: At Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA
    When: 9am-3pm on Saturday, February 17, 2018

  • MESCal informal gathering
    Saturday, September 29th, 2018, 11am-4pm

  • PACIFIC MATH ALLIANCE MEETING @ California State University, Northridge
    Saturday, October 6th, 2018, 9am-1pm
Picture from our 2020 Unconference:
2020 Unconference Attendees

Picture from our 2018 Unconference: