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Hidden Figures In-Person Screening & Discussion
February 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pmFree
The UCI School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee will host a special screening of Hidden Figures on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. in ISEB 1010. Light refreshments will be provided.
Black history is American history. To highlight Black History Month, we invite you to join our community of students, faculty, and staff in celebrating Black excellence while increasing your awareness of the challenges and struggles still faced by Black communities. A brief discussion after the film hopes to engage and deepen our collective work and understanding of racial inequalities.
Hidden Figures is the story of a team of female African American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
11:30 a.m. Film Begins
1:15 p.m. Discussion Begins
About the Film
The eye-opening, Academy Award-winning film Hidden Figures reminds us that structural equity and academic excellence applies to all students. Grounded in the empowerment of women in historical and contemporary STEM leadership, the film highlights the persistence of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson to achieve their goals despite the discriminatory biases of colleagues and community members and rise as leaders in the fields of mathematics and engineering. Set in the early 1960s, the film tells the story of Johnson, Vaughan and Jackson, showcasing their intelligence and commitment to the space program, specifically the missions of Apollo 11 and Apollo 13.