March is Women’s History Month, and we are celebrating women in STEM. Please join us for UNLADYLIKE2020: Women Trailblazers in STEM. This screening features a selection of four UNLADYLIKE2020 short films, part of a new online series on PBS’ flagship biography series American Masters, honoring the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. The evening will kick off with a panel of women in STEM at 6:30 pm, and close with a Q & A including UNLADYLIKE2020 series creator Charlotte Mangin, and ethnobotanist Ina Vandebroek, Associate Curator and Caribbean Program Director for the New York Botanical Garden.
Doors open at 6:15 pm. Panel: 6:30 – 7 pm; Screening: 7 – 8 pm
This event is free with R.S.V.P. Recommended for 10 years and older. Chaperones required for those under the age of 16.RSVP here
Funding for this program provided by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. UNLADYLIKE2020 is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring The Human Endeavor.
UNLADYLIKE2020 is an innovative multimedia series featuring diverse and little-known American heroines from the early years of feminism, and the women who now follow in their footsteps, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Presenting history in a bold new way, the rich biographies of 26 women who broke barriers in male-dominated fields at the turn of the 20th century, such as science, business, politics, journalism, sports and the arts, are brought back to life through rare archival imagery, captivating original artwork and animation, and interviews with historians, descendants and accomplished women of today who reflect upon the influence of these pioneers. Read more at www.unladylike2020.com
UNLADYLIKE2020: Lillian Moller Gilbreth
Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972) is the first woman elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the first female engineering professor at Purdue University. She worked to invent time and motion studies with her husband Frank, and elevated women’s labor in the domestic sphere with her design of the L-shaped kitchen and numerous appliances. UNLADYLIKE2020 brings her story of innovation and controversial involvement in the eugenics movement back to life through rare archival imagery, captivating original artwork and animation, and interviews with Julie Des Jardins, author of Lillian Gilbreth: Redefining Domesticity, engineer Lisa Seacat DeLuca, IBM’s most prolific female inventor, and Evelynn Hammonds, professor of the history of science at Harvard University.
UNLADYLIKE2020: Ynés Mexía
An early participant in the environmental movement, U.S.-born Mexican American Ynés Mexía (1870-1938) began her scientific career at age 51, leading botanical expeditions across Mexico, Central America and South America. She became one of the most accomplished plant collectors of her time, discovering over 500 new plant species of which 50 are named in her honor. UNLADYLIKE2020 brings her story of personal development and adventure back to life through rare archival imagery, captivating original artwork and animation, and interviews with Durlynn Anema, author of The Perfect Specimen: The 20th Century Renown Botanist Ynes Mexia, and ethnobotanist Ina Vandebroek, Associate curator and Caribbean program director for the New York Botanical Garden.
UNLADYLIKE2020: Louise Arner Boyd
Louise Arner Boyd (1887-1972) was a self-taught polar scientist and photographer, and the first American woman to lead an Arctic expedition, where she mapped uncharted regions of Greenland, creating photographs that provide critical information to glacial ice researchers today. UNLADYLIKE2020 brings her story of daring and exploration back to life through rare archival imagery, captivating original artwork and animation, and interviews with Durlynn Anema, author of Louise Arner Boyd: Arctic Explorer, Lorie Karnath, founder of the Explorer’s Museum and former president of the Explorer’s Club, and Twila Moon, researcher at the National Snow & Ice Data Center.
UNLADYLIKE2020: Williamina Fleming
Williamina Fleming (1857-1911) went from doing domestic work to being appointed the Curator of Astronomical Photographs at the Harvard College Observatory, making her the first woman to hold a title at Harvard University. She is credited with discovering 10 novae, over 300 variable stars, and 59 gaseous nebulae, including the iconic Horsehead Nebula, as well as completing the classification of over 10,000 stars over the course of her career. UNLADYLIKE2020 brings her story of re-invention and determination back to life through rare archival imagery, captivating original artwork and animation, and interviews with Dava Sobel, author of The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, and astronomer Wendy Freedman, best known for her measurement of the Hubble constant.
Major funding for UNLADYLIKE2020 is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people. Support is also provided by the the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Wyncote Foundation, California Humanities, HumanitiesDC, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Made in New York: Women Film, TV, & Theater Fund, the Harnisch Foundation, Humanities Nebraska, Humanities Montana, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with New York State Council on the Arts, South Dakota Humanities, Virginia Humanities, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, Utah Humanities, Ohio Humanities, South Carolina Humanities, Humanities New York, and JetBlue Foundation, Awesome Without Borders and IFP. Any views expressed in this series do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or other supporters.