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Vancouver STEMminist Book Club Reads “Hidden Figures”

September 29, 2019

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Stemminist book club hidden figures

In our third meeting of the Vancouver STEMminist book club we will be reading “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly. Join us at Hycroft Manor to discuss how women are included in science, and discussions around womens’ contributions to space explorations. This book takes a deeper dive into the lives of women computers at NASA and is a good follow-up to ‘Broad Band’, an overview of women in computing, that we read as our first book!

We will do a quick overview of the book at the beginning of the session followed by a deeper discussion. It is suggested to read the book, but we welcome you to attend and contribute to the discussion either way. All voices and perspectives are welcomed.

“Hidden Figures” is available online and in select book stores, and or may be ordered in by your favourite bookstore. Watching the movie is also a great option if you prefer a visual story.

FAQs

About the STEMminist Book Club Vancouver chapter:

The plan is to mirror the STEMminist Bookclub that was started in Australia by Dr. Caroline Ford (@DrCFord). We will aim to read one book every two months followed by an in-person meeting here in Vancouver, BC. You can also able to contribute to the discussion online on twitter @stemminist / #stemministbc.

If you are interested in the contributions of women to science, learning more about the history of science, and want to talk about some of the issues and stories brought up in the books this is the book club for you!

Update: We have received funds from SCWIST to provide treats! Book lending to come for future events.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free street parking in the surrounding area.

Busing:
99 bus, walk or bus up Granville St from Broadway to 16th Ave
33 bus, walk up McRae Ave.

What can I bring into the event?

We welcome you to bring your children. Give us a heads up and we will organize a fun activity for your kids.

Tea and Coffee, will be available for purchase from the venue. Bringing your own non-alcoholic drinks is also welcome.

Food will be available for purchase (come early), and you are also welcome to bring your own.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

VancityStemminists@gmail.com

Venue

University Women’s Club of Vancouver
1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada
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Organizer

STEMminist Book Club Vancouver