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Hidden Figures - Avant-première

Monday, 30 January, 2017 - 19:45

Vrije Universiteit Brussel rector Caroline Pauwels, Université Libre de Bruxelles rector Yvon Englert and the Brussels Institute of Mathematics (BIMS) invite you to an exclusive avant-première of the movie Hidden Figures.

The movie tells the true story of three African-American women working at NASA in the 1960s. Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan were largely responsible for John Glenn being the first American to orbit the Earth. Hidden Figures pays tribute to three amazing female scientists who changed the course of history.

VUB and ULB see this movie release as an opportunity to emphasise the importance of scientific research and the vital contribution women make to the field. It is a plea to grant female scientists more recognition – yesterday, today and tomorrow.

7.00pm: Doors
7.45pm: Welcome speech
8pm: Start movie
10pm: Reception

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