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Public Film Screening (Seattle, WA): "Journeys of Black Mathematicians: Forging Resilience" February 15, 2024 (06:00 PM PST - 08:30 PM PST)
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Location: University of Washington Seattle, Kane Hall Room 110
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Film Screening: "Journeys of Black Mathematicians" in Seattle, WA

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024

Time: 6:00 PM — 8:30 PM PST

Location: University of Washington Seattle, Kane Hall Room 110, Seattle, WA 98105 (View campus map | Directions via Google Maps)

Event Schedule: Film Screening 6:00pm, filmmaker Q&A 7:00pm. 

The University of Washington Departments of Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, and Statistics, in partnership with the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath), will host a public screening of the "Journeys of Black Mathematicians: Forging Resilience" (2024) documentary film by Director George Csicsery (Oakland, CA).

This is a free screening. The film will be shown with English language open captions. 


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Journeys of Black Mathematicians: Forging Resilience (trailer) from Zala Films.

About the Film: Journeys of Black Mathematicians: Forging Resilience traces the evolution of a culture of Black scholars, scientists and educators. The film follows the stories of prominent pioneers, showing how the challenges they faced and their triumphs are reflected in the experiences of today's mid-career Black mathematicians. Their mathematical descendants in turn are contemporary college students, and K-12 children across the U.S. who are learning that they belong in mathematics and STEM. www.jbmfilm.com

About the Director: GEORGE PAUL CSICSERY is a writer and independent filmmaker since 1968. He has directed 38 films, many about the lives and work of mathematicians, including N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul ErdÅ‘s (1993), Julia Robinson and Hilbert’s Tenth Problem (2008), Hard Problems: The Road to the World’s Toughest Math Contest (2008), Taking the Long View: The Life of Shiing-Shen Chern (2011), Counting from Infinity: Yitang Zhang and the Twin Primes Conjecture (2015), Navajo Math Circles (2016), and Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision of Maryam Mirzakhani (2020). In 2024 he released Journeys of Black Mathematicians: Forging Resilience, the first in a series on the lives and work of African-American mathematicians.

In 2009 Csicsery received the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award for bringing mathematics to non-mathematical audiences. In 2017-2019 he was Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. For more information and a complete list of his films visit www.zalafilms.com.

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