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One Book, One Northwestern: Hidden Figures

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ClassGraphic Hidden Figures, the true story of three ground-breaking black women scientists whose work enabled NASA’s first manned mission to orbit the Earth, is the One Book, One Northwestern all-campus read for the 2019-20 academic year. Margot Lee Shetterly’s book celebrates previously unsung heroines who overcame sexism and racism in 1960s to make history and pave the way for future generations of scientists. The story is captivating and inspiring, illuminating the power of human innovation when prejudices are set aside. In this study group, we will integrate Shetterly's scholarship with our own experiences of prejudice and scientific accomplishment during the twentieth century. OLLI members with firsthand experience of the challenges that women have faced in the sciences and/or members who attended HBUCs or single-gender colleges are especially welcomed. In addition to reading the book, we will view and discuss the film and encourage attendance at on-campus One Book events. The author will present a keynote address at Northwestern on October 17. A special One Book edition of Hidden Figures (HarperCollins, 2016) are available at a discount through OLLI. This study group runs from 09/11/19 to 10/30/19. No class on 10/09/19. 

Class Details

7 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Randall Smith2.Suzanne Farrand 



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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 10/09/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/11/2019 - 10/30/2019 Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Suzanne Farrand  ; Randall Smith