Black Women in Medicine Film Screening and Panel Discussion

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Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, 4 pm: In conjunction with the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Crystal R. Emery, CEO of URU The Right To Be will present Changing the Face of STEM, a program to encourage young people to pursue careers in the fields of medicine, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

The Changing the Face of STEM event will begin at 4 pm with a reception and book signing of Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine, the biographical photo-essay book penned by Emery. The book signing with the physicians featured in the photo-essay book include Dr.’s Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Jessie Sherrod, and Roberta Doucet.

A screening of Emery’s award-winning documentary, Black Women in Medicine, will be followed by a Q&A with Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, Dean and Professor of Medicine for the College of Medicine at Charles Drew, and Dr. Andrea Garcia, fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program at UCLA. Since Changing the Face of STEM’s successful launch in 2015, the project’s national educational tour has engaged with STEM professionals, educators, and thought leaders throughout the U.S. through a series of screenings, workshops and candid conversations about diversity and inclusion.

Event is FREE but RSVP is required.

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**Please note that the Changing the Face of STEM event will NOT be held at The California Endowment. Event will be held at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Keck Auditorium, 1731 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059.