Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Reynolds Community College to host Movie “Hidden Figures”

Reynolds Community College will host an “Around the World Through Film” event on Friday, February 16, at 6 p.m. at the Downtown Campus, 700 East Jackson Street, Room 250. This event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Julie Williams-Byrd, a member of the celebrated Women@NASA group, will lead a pre and post movie discussion. Light refreshments will be served, and door prizes awarded. Please bring canned goods for the Central Virginia Food Bank.

Set in 1960s Virginia, the film centers on three pioneering African American women whose calculations for NASA were integral to several historic space missions. These women were superlative mathematicians and engineers despite starting their careers in segregation-era America and facing discrimination at home, at school, and at work.  

This “Around the World through Film” event is sponsored by Reynolds’ Multicultural Enrichment Council for the purpose of encouraging cultural diversity throughout the college’s campuses and communities.

For more information please contact Ewa Reedy at ereedy@ccwa.vccs.edu or Mazhar Anik at manik@reynolds.edu.