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Celebrating Joy: Dean McIntyre’s Film Club

Celebrating Diversity: Dean McIntyre’s Film Club

Join us as we review films that center diverse voices, stories, and joy. Each month we will discuss films that celebrate different diverse groups. Note: Please watch the movie prior to the discussion group to fully participate. This event is only open to CEHHS faculty, staff, and graduate students.

February 2021: Hidden Figures

In celebration of Black History Month, the film club will be watching Hidden Figures. The discussion group will meet on Thursday, February 25th from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as “human computers”, we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history’s greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

March 2021: On the Basis of Sex

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the film club will be watching Hidden Figures. The discussion group will meet on Tuesday, March 30th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

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