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MLK Day Film Screening & Discussion: Hidden Figures (PG)

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The Byrd Theatre

2908 West Cary Street

Richmond, VA 23221

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Join HandsOn Greater Richmond, the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities and University of Richmond's Bonner Center for Civic Engagement for a special MLK Day weekend showing of the movie, Hidden Figures (Rated PG), on Sunday, January 14, 2018, generously hosted by The Byrd Theatre. The film is free. Concessions will be available for purchase.

-Doors at 4pm
-Film begins at 4:30pm
-Guided audience discussion to follow

We will honor Martin Luther King's legacy of peace, inclusiveness and service with a community viewing and conversation. Please plan to stay after the screening for a guided community conversation.

Attendees will receive a discussion guide following the movie to continue a dialogue at home and provide resources for action. Please share your thoughts with us #MLKDayRVA #HiddenFigures and tag @HandsOnRVA.

Hidden Figures (2016, Rated PG)
The film tells the stories of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three Black, female, mathematicians who began working for NASA in the 1950s and charted the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit during the Space Race from NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, during segregation. Before the title of computers came to refer to the laptops, desktops and calculators that we use today, these women who did the math by hand were known as “computers.” Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell, and Mahershala Ali.

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