ACS, in partnership with the Women's Foundation of Arkansas, is proud to present Picture a Scientist as part of the Coolidge Corner Theatre's Science on Screen® series! This virtual screening will be followed by a Q&A conversation featuring Dr. Lee Lee Doyle, PhD Obstetrics & Gynecology, of UAMS and Dr. Nisha Viswanathan, MD Internal Medicine, of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and moderated by Anna Beth Gorman, Executive Director of the Women's Foundation of Arkansas.
Directed by Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney, Picture a Scientist chronicles 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, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
“Much like in filmmaking, female scientists have had a long struggle for equality,” said Kathryn Tucker, Executive Director of ACS. “Progress has certainly been made, but there’s work still to be done. Telling the stories of these accomplished scientists and what they have overcome is a way to help the pendulum swing in the right direction.”
Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
This virtual event is free, and will begin at 6:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, April 14th.
Dr. Lee Lee Doyle, PhD Obstetrics & Gynecology, of UAMS and Dr. Nisha Viswanathan, MD Internal Medicine, of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and moderated by Anna Beth Gorman, Executive Director of the Women's Foundation of Arkansas.