Film: 'Hidden Figures' w/ Talk by Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Event Details

February 19, 2018
12:30 pm

Amherst Cinema
28 Amity St
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
Handicap access available

Science On The Screen presents the film, "Hidden Figures," followed by a talk by Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Department of Anthropology.

The film tells the story 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.

Battle-Baptiste's talk will discuss race, class and gender, the biographies of the real-life women portrayed in "Hidden Figures", and the complexities of why so many of us know so little about their lives or their impact on the space program.

Event Category

Diversity Anthropology