Picture A Scientist

The Diversity Center and the Natural Sciences are excited to partner to host a conversation about identity to insure there is a narrative at PLU that centers the voices of minoritized scientists and highlights the human components of science.   At this event we will discuss the various ways that science has and continues to ignore issues of -isms.  We will be utilizing the film Picture a Scientist to talk about sexism in science with the hopes of launching into other intersectional -isms like racism, homophobia, and ableism.

The PLU Community will have access to view Picture A Scientist 10/31-11/2 



Film description: 

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. 

PICTURE A SCIENTIST was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film’s virtual theatrical run reached 47 theaters across the USA in June 2020, and raised money for two organizations advancing women of color in STEM. The film is currently available for virtual community screenings, and plans are in progress for broadcast and streaming distribution in the coming months

Thursday, November 5 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Alumni, Faculty/Staff, Undergraduate Students


Diversity & Inclusion, Jobs & Career, Science & Technology



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