You Can’t Be What You Can’t See: A Congressional Forum: June 22

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Free and open to the public. Registration and Photo ID required.

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 Sciences, 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.


Ms. Jacklyn Mitchell Wynn - Panel Moderator
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

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