The Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 6:00PM

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6 PM Lecture & Discussion | 7 PM Book Signing

Lecture followed by conversation with Michele Norris
Executive Director, The Race Card Project, Aspen Institute
Former Host, National Public Radio

By telling the astonishing story of African American women who served as “human computers” behind the scenes at NASA helping to fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space, Hidden Figures author Margot Lee Shetterly breaks open critical conversations about issues of race, gender, and science.

Set against the rich backdrop of WWII, the civil rights era, and the fight for gender equality, her New York Times best seller celebrates the ways women and people of color have contributed to American innovation and also explores prejudice, bias, and other compelling issues impacting civil rights.

Hidden Figures is the basis of a major motion picture playing in theaters nationwide. View the trailer. View the trailer.

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Learn more.

A book signing follows the lecture and discussion. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of University of Minnesota Bookstores.

The Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Carlson and the Carlson Family Foundation.

Carlson Family Stage - Northrop

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