The wait is over! “Hidden Figures” opens Friday, January 6. This highly anticipated film brings to light the stories of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson — three Black women mathematicians who charted the course that launched Astronaut John Glenn into orbit during the Space Race in the 1950s.
Don’t Wait on Your Streaming Queue
Go see it in a theater this opening weekend, and you can help the media industry recognize the need to feature the countless, amazing stories of women in computing.
Bring your like-minded peers, family, and friends with you! Purchase multiple tickets in advance, or use group sales to book a screening for 20-25 people or more. (The process varies from theater to theater and by the amount of people in your group. Get started here.)
Post a photo on Instagram of you and your crew at the theater using #NotHiddenAnymore or #HiddenFigures.
Engage young women in computing. This NCWIT resource collection provides researched-based, practical tips for building confidence in students, creating more inclusive environments, discovering pathways to a career in technology, and more: ncwit.org/HFresources.
Use this one-page guide to challenge others to see the movie and spread the word.
Because one weekend is not long enough, we are celebrating “Hidden Figures” from now until May, when Author Margot Lee Shetterly will keynote the 2017 NCWIT Summit! Follow NCWIT on Twitter and Facebook for events and special opportunities related to “Hidden Figures,” profiles of phenomenal Black women in tech, tips for encouraging young women in computing, and more.