‘Picture a Scientist’ Screening
Date and Time: from 11:00 Sunday 7. Feb 2021 to 11:00 Tuesday 9. Feb, 2021
Viewing on demand via vimeo screening link
Registration: Registered participants will receive a screening link after the registration deadline on February 5, 12:00
Who can attend: Registration is open to and free for all members of the University of Freiburg, but spaces are limited.
Language: English with German subtitles
To mark the 2021 International Day of Women and Girls in Science (Feb. 11), the Cluster of Excellence CIBSS is hosting a screening of the film Picture a Scientist. This feature-length documentary chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
The goal of the screening and panel discussion (February 10, 2021) are to increase awareness within the Freiburg STEM community of the issues surrounding gender inequality in sciences.