Streaming: Picture a Scientist

Available for Two Days Only, October 28–29, 2020

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Mahzarin Banaji, Nancy Hopkins, Katya Cherukumilli, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, and Yonna Kim
Recorded Thursday, October 29, 6 PM PDT

Watch a live conversation and Q&A with Mahzarin Banaji, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard College; Nancy Hopkins, a molecular biologist and Amgen Professor of Biology Emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Katya Cherukumilli, CEO and founder of Global Water Labs; and Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, professor and Falasco Chair in Earth Sciences in the Life and Environmental Sciences Department at UC Merced. Moderated by Yonna Kim, a UC Berkeley physics major and contributor to the student organization STEMinist Chronicles.

Both a call to action and an appreciation of those working on the front lines of the battle against sexism and racism in the sciences, Picture a Scientist chronicles the experiences of several generations of women. Despite significant progress in addressing inequitable working conditions and sexual harassment thanks to the efforts of women like Dr. Nancy Hopkins and her colleagues at MIT, who worked to provide irrefutable evidence of discrimination, recent studies have shown that the problems of bias are much deeper and more pervasive than was previously understood. Demonstrating the toll that discrimination and harassment take on women in the field, the film asks what is lost to scientific progress when the contributions of half the population are discouraged.

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  • Michael James Murray
  • Kelly West
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  • 97 mins
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