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Sunday, November 12 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hidden Figures: The African-American Women Who Sent the U.S. to Space
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2017's hit movie Hidden Figures is based on the true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson and other African-American women whose mathematical, computational, and engineering skills were critical to the U.S.'s success in getting to space. Panelists will discuss the history of women and people of color in the US Space Program, why their contributions were forgotten in favor of "heroic" narratives centering on white men, and the importance of recovering these histories.

Speakers
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Scheherazade Jackson

As Mistress Baroness Scheherazade Al-Zahira, The former co-ruler of the SCA Barony of Bhakail as Scheherazade Jackson she teaches Eastern Belly Dance,Teaching classes on Damascus in the Middle ages, organizes Toys-for-Tots collections,writer of prose, and generally works to create... Read More →
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Kim Kindya

Kim Kindya is a freelance web content manager, editor, writer, and event planne. She has worked at the SoHo ArtHouse (formerly the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art) in New York City, where she organized the successful AniMiniCon SoHo anime convention for 3 years. She has also been a producer... Read More →
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Tom Purdom

Tom Purdom's first published story appeared in the August, 1957 issue of a magazine called Fantastic Universe His latest can be found in the November-December issue of Asimov's, now on sale. His contributions to the science fiction scene include novels, short stories and novelettes... Read More →
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Rock Robertson

How to make a Rock Robertson. Mix two Adventure genomes (predominantly endurance-selected North African with a splash of European), decant in Asia and inoculate through Global Travel, ensuring at least four continents of pathogenic exposure. Introduce a disdain for blind Authority... Read More →


Sunday November 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Crystal Ballroom Two