Location: Gordon Theater
Mark your calendar for a public lecture with Margot Shetterly, author of the book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.
"Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, Hidden Figures tells the true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program. The book was adapted for a movie in 2016."
This lecture is part of the Rutgers Reads program for incoming Rutgers University–Camden students enrolled in a writing program course. Beyond choosing Hidden Figures as required summer reading, the program seeks to expand the impact of a common book by linking it to wider cultural conversations across campus and beyond.
This public lecture is free, but a ticket is required for admission.
Rutgers-Camden students can pick up one (1) free ticket at the IMPACT Booth (located in the Main Lobby of the Campus Center) while supplies last. Tickets are limited and we do expect this event to sell out.
This event is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of New Student Programs, the Department of English and the Rutgers University-Camden Alumni Association (RUCAA).