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You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: A Congressional Forum

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National Academy of Sciences

2101 Constitution Ave NW

Washington, DC 20418

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Changing the Face of STEM is a groundbreaking multimedia project and educational initiative created to stimulate growth in gender, diversity, and inclusion within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The initiative includes the first feature-length documentary, Black Women in Medicine, which tells the history and stories of unsung Black female doctors. Since the launch of Changing the Face of STEM, the project has reached doctors, students, educators, corporate executives, and thought leaders throughout the U.S. through a series of screenings, and informative discussions, panels and trainings about diversity and inclusion.

In conjunction with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Crystal R. Emery, CEO of URU The Right To Be will present a forum on diversity and inclusion in the STEM professions – “You Can’t Be What You Can’t See” The event will include conversations with leaders in the STEM fields, a screening of Emery’s award-winning documentary, Black Women in Medicine, and the book signing of Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine, the biographical photo-essay book penned by Emery, all elements of the Changing the Face of STEM initiative.

Panelists:

Ms. Jacklyn Wynn - Panel Moderator - VP, Center for Enterprise Modernization, Veteran’s Administration MITRE

Dr. Eugene DeLoatch - Founding Dean/Retired, Clarence Mitchell School of Engineering, Morgan State University

Ms. Sarah EchoHawk - CEO, American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Dr. Jennifer Ellis - Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Ms. Jill Houghton - President & CEO, US Business Leadership Network - Disability At Work

Mr. Raymond Mellado - Chair & Founder, Great Minds in STEM


Book signing with Crystal R. Emery and Dr.'s: Donna Christensen, Vikisha Fripp, Marilyn Hughes Gaston, Helene D. Gayle, Linda Holifield-Kennedy, Jewel Mullen, Vivian W. Pinn, Ramona Tascoe, Claudia L. Thomas, Barbara Ross-Lee, and Nikki Waddell-Wilson


*We will not be selling books on site. Please order your books through our website with enough time for shipping*

Schedule of Events

4:30 PM – Book Signing and Meet and Greet

5:45 PM – Welcoming by Dr. Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences and Dr. Vivian Pinn of the National Academy of Medicine

6:00 PM – Welcoming by members of Congress

6:15 PM - Screening of the Film

7:15 PM – Special Guest Appearance

7:30 PM – Panel Discussion


Parking at the National Academy of Sciences Building is extremely limited. Please plan on using other forms of transportation. The nearest Metro center is Foggy Bottom/GWU.

For more information, please contact URU The Right To Be, Inc, at 203.389.7466


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