June 22 Forum and Film Screening on Diversity and Inclusion in STEM

On June 22 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a forum on ensuring diversity and inclusion in STEM fields, along with the D.C. premiere of the documentary “Black Women in Medicine.”  Taking place in the historic National Academy of Sciences building on the National Mall, the forum and film screening are part of Changing the Face of STEM, a national education and engagement initiative by URU The Right to Be Inc.  The event’s concluding panel discussion will be webcast, starting at approximately 7 p.m. EDT.

The program will start at 5:30 p.m. and will include:
-- Opening remarks from NAS President Marcia McNutt, National Academy of Medicine member Vivian Pinn, and members of Congress
-- A screening of “Black Women in Medicine,” the first documentary to explore the past, present, and future of African American women physicians
-- Remarks from film director and executive producer Crystal R. Emery, founder of URU The Right to Be Inc.
-- Panel discussion with leaders from education, medicine, and nonprofit organizations, including Eugene DeLoatch, Sarah EchoHawk, Jennifer Ellis, Jill Houghton, and Raymond Mellado.

A reception will follow. The event will be held in the Fred Kavli Auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  Reporters who wish to attend should contact the National Academies’ Office of News and Public Information, tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.


Jennifer Walsh, Senior Media Relations Officer
Office of News and Public Information
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
202-334-2138; e-mail news@nas.edu