Film Screening: Hidden Figures

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Film Screening: Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Jonson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) – brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations.
Source: Twentieth Century Fox Film

IMDb: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 74%

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Join WWEST for a series of screening of films featuring women in STEM with the aim of encouraging more girls to go into STEM careers. We’re kicking this off with a screening of Hidden Figures at the Metrotown branch of the Burnaby Public Library on Sunday, May 6, from 1:30-4:30pm. The next screening WWEST and the Burnaby Public library are putting on to get girls into STEM is She Started It, a documentary on women tech founders. It will take place at the McGill branch. The final screening of films featuring women in STEM being put on by WWEST and the Burnaby Public Library is Dream, Girl being screened at the Tommy Douglas Branch on Friday, May 11 from 3:00 - 5:30pm. Dream, Girl is a documentary about female entrepreneurs. 

Hosted by Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology


Sunday, May 6, 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Burnaby Public Library - Metrotown Branch (Program Room)
6100 Willingdon AVe.
Burnaby, BC V5H 4N5