Five College Consortium

Film: 'Hidden Figures' w/ Talk (also Live-Streamed) by Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Mon, Feb 19 2018 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Amherst Cinema 28 Amity St Amherst, MA 01002

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.

If you cannot make it to the theater, Prof. Battle-Baptiste's talk will be live-streamed on the UMass Amherst Facebook page at beginning at 2:30 p.m. EST.

Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 253-2547