Upcoming Events: Picture a Scientist (March 19th) & the Power of Voting Celebration (April 8th)
RIT Celebrates the 19th Amendment, Equal Rights & the Power of Voting on April 8th featuring Dr. Carol Anderson
Save the date! AdvanceRIT is a sponsor of the Moving Forward-Suffragettes Past Present & Future initiative. This initiative has hosted a series of events during the 2020 academic year that highlight and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday. On April 8th, the Moving Forward initiative will host a celebration featuring Carol Anderson, Ph.D. (Charles Howard Chandler Professor of African American Studies, Emory University), the author of One Vote, No Power: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy. Stay tuned for further details and registration information. Thursday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. (virtual) keynote with a smaller session with faculty and staff at 2-2:45 PM (virtual). Details and registration will be shared in March.
Picture a Scientist
The week of March 19th, the film “Picture a Scientist” will be available for viewing. 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.
On Friday, March 19th from 1:30-2:30 a panel session will be hosted featuring RIT’s Title IX office and several RIT women scientists (faculty and alumni) who will reflect on their experiences as women in science. Keep a look out for registration information in your email.