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October 16, 2020

Picture A Scientist Screening, Discussion Series

View a free screening of Picture a Scientist, a documentary that focuses on issues at the intersection of gender, race, and academic science careers through the compelling stories of three women scientists who fought for, or are fighting for, greater access and equity in science. Register for the free screening to receive information on how to stream the film anytime over the weekend from 6:00 p.m. Oct. 23 until 6 p.m. Oct. 26.

This event is hosted by the Center for Faculty Excellence with the Provost’s Office, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships, the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Graduate College, the Women’s and Gender Studies Department and the Gender and Equality Center.

In addition to the free screening, you are encouraged to also register to participate in one or more of the discussion sessions:

4 p.m., Monday, October 26

Underlying systemic issues: How much has really changed?

Discussion moderators: Keri Kornelson (Department of Mathematics), Ann Beutel (Department of Sociology), and Kirsten Edwards (Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies)

4 p.m., Tuesday, October 27

Persevering: How to navigate a rewarding path in the STEM academy

 Discussion moderators: Ann West (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry), Megan Elwood Madden (School of Geosciences), Talisha Haltiwanger Morrison (OU Writing Center), and Heather Shotton (Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies)

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 28

Role of race and racial power in the progression of women of color in the STEM academy

Discussion moderators: Oluwatobi Odeleye (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry), Mirelsie Velazquez (Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies), and Kalenda Eaton (Department of African and African-American Studies)

3 p.m., Thursday, October 29

Demolishing systemic barriers: How to proactively engage in allyship

Discussion moderators: Mashhad Fahes (School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering), Rodney Bates (Graduate College), Erin Simpson (Gender + Equity Center), and Anthony Natale (School of Social Work)