Dr. Mae Jemison, chemical engineer, physician, educator, entrepreneur, dancer, NASA astronaut and first African American woman in space, will deliver a keynote address to the campus community. Following Dr. Jemison’s talk, Dr. John Asher Johnson, Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University, will join Dr. Jemison for a public discussion on Science, Race and Power. A book signing will follow.
Panelists Kabria Baumgartner, Aria Halliday, and Delia Konzett will discuss "Hollywood Cinema: Science & the Representation of Black Girls and Women in Recent Films."
They will examine the complex representation of black girls and women and their relation to science in four recent films: Hidden Figures (2016), The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017), Black Panther (2018), and A Winkle in Time (2018). The panel dialogue will also explore the recent shift in the representation of black girls and women, looking at its relation to traditional and mainstream cultures.
Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity