Can We Talk?
Mon Apr 19, 2021
The University of California, Berkeley Division of Mathematical and Physical Science invites you to a division-wide virtual screening and subsequent live panel discussion of Dr. Kendall Moore's film, "Can We Talk?". This is the first film in this series and it explores the issue of social belonging in the context of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and the effect it has on the lives of underrepresented people of color (UR-POC) who are pursuing an education or career in STEM; or, have decided to leave because of an overwhelming feeling of not belonging. The film has screened at venues across the U.S., at scientific conferences, colleges and universities, federal agencies, and for non-profit organizations. In post-discussion screenings, it has become explicitly clear that institutions want to expand the STEM workforce to include UR-POC, but how to do that, moving forward, requires a better understanding of the lives lived (currently and historically) of UR-POC. The film will be available to stream: Monday, April 19th - Thursday, April 22nd The live Panel Discussion will be held on: Friday, April 23rd from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT