PICTURE A SCIENTIST film screening and discussion


I learned about this screening and thought it may interest some of you. Here’s a LINK

From the website:

Western Michigan University – in collaboration with Iowa State University, Michigan Technological University and North Dakota State University – is hosting a virtual film and panel discussion to enhance awareness of gender bias and continued lack of diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. This virtual event will take place on Thursday, October 1 beginning at 7 p.m. EDT. A screening of the film, “Picture a Scientist,” will be followed by a panel discussion.

PICTURE A SCIENTIST is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all. The film challenges audiences of all backgrounds and genders to question their own implicit biases and move forward with change strategies.

10 comments on “PICTURE A SCIENTIST film screening and discussion”

  1. I was unable to watch during the broadcast and discussion this afternoon but watched the film this evening. Wow. I was astounded, shocked, inspired by this film. Shouldn’t be surprised to learn of the harassment and institutional bias in science, but somehow I was. Guess I had this imagination that science, the quest for knowledge, bypassed our cultural biases. I am so naive sometimes.
    Really enjoyed this. Really. “I just want to do science.” Those women’s voices and their passion for their work will reverberate in my head and heart for days.


    1. Barbara, just a thought, you might contact the website and see if the link is still available. You never know. I think getting the movie seen is important.

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  2. I was able to watch the film, but couldn’t get into the panel discussion. The film was, as JNaz has said, shocking in its details. Dang. Imagine being stuck with that execrable man at the end of the world with no way to get the heck out of there.


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