AASA/TUSD Hidden Figures Event
In an effort to expose 100 African American female student, from local TUSD middle schools to the stories of three brilliant African American women mathematicians, the University of Arizona's African American Student Affairs and Tucson Unified School District's African American Student Affairs looks to join forces to provide the girls an opportunity to have a Female Empowerment Day. The girls will be taken to see the movie and return to the campus of the University of Arizona for a Lunch and Dialogue with African American female administrators, staff, and students to unpack the story and their reactions, and receive words of encouragement and hope.
The money will:
1. Pay for tickets for 50 middle and high school African American females to go see women who look like them celebrated and acknowledged for the work the do
2. Pay for transporation
3. Pay for a catered luncheon for the girls at the University of Arizona.
Thank you so much for your donation. We held the event on February 22, 2017 and it was a huge success!
We had over 80 girls who went to see the Hidden Figures movie and came to campus afterwards for the Empowerment Luncheon. 30 University of Arizona Women leaders took time out of their busy schedules to spend 90 minutes with the girls speaking on their experiences in the STEM, facilitating conversations on goals, self-esteem, and identity, and discussing key components of the movie.
None of this would have been possible without your support and for that we say "Thank you," for recognizing the importance and need for this event!
We were featured on NPR and in the following news article:
I am also attaching some pictures from the event.
University of Arizona AASA Coordinator
Thanks everyone for their donations! We are at $830 of our $2000 goal! Please continue to share!
TUSD has upped the number of students that are bringing from 50 to 100! And instead of high school and middle we are just doing all middle.
I have reserved a private viewing of the movie, reserved space on campus for the luncheon, and have solicited the support of faculty/admin/students to be at the luncheon. O and we are opening the luncheon up to 25 undergraduate students as well.
This event is getting bigger than I planned, but I will roll with it because it is needed and as the potential to be really impactful!
Again thank you all for your support!!