Worldwide, less than 1 in 3 researchers are women.
In the U.S. Congress, fewer than 1 in 4 representatives are women. Of those, only a small handful are scientists — With the vast majority of the women scientists elected for the first time last year.
Today marks the International Day of Women in Science: We wanted to take this moment to thank our elected women of science and thank all women in the STEM profession for their tireless work toward advancing science →
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Many of the women 314 Action helped elect last year had the odds stacked against them.
Lauren Underwood (IL-14) ran as an American living with a pre-existing condition and her opponent, who has no background in health care, challenged her qualifications despite being a senior healthcare advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services in a district that had never elected a black woman before.
Dr. Kim Schrier (WA-8) ran as a first-time candidate on issues that Republicans thought would spell her defeat: In a seat historically held by Republicans, she was running on a platform that affirmed health care as an absolute right and gun violence prevention as a national health crisis.
Jacky Rosen (NV-SEN) was the first in her family to graduate college, waiting tables to pay the bills, and made a name for herself as a computer programmer in a male-dominated field. She emerged through one of the most expensive Senate races in history as the ultimate victor.
These women are in Congress because they refused to give up — Because they knew that there are so many girls and women out there who don’t see themselves represented in STEM fields or in public office.
Join us in celebrating the International Day of Women in Science by thanking all the incredible women in STEM Katayoun
Thursday, February 21, 2019
6pm – 8pm
The 8th Floor. 17 West 17th Street, NYC
The second in a series of panel discussions in response to today’s treacherous political landscape and environmental crises featuring artists, writers, activists who discuss a changing mindset that connects social justice, artistic output and lived life. (Organized by Lenore Malen)
How to Live: EARTH is the second panel in this series. It features artists who are redefining their relationship to the earth’s resources, touching on land management and the lives of animals while examining sources of energy and technologies that still keep us enthralled. Their thinking extends outward from essential physical encounters with soil and non-human lives to the seasons and cycles of growth to local politics and their national and global entanglements. The panelists will consider what forms of knowledge art can produce to aid us in defining a common future and living with the unthinkable. As Bruno Latour wrote in his recent book Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime, “What is required is a shift sideways defining politics as what leads toward the Earth.” Panelist bios may be found on The 8th Floor event page. This event is sponsored by CUE Art Foundation and The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation at The 8th Floor.Join us in person or via Facebook Live
Matthew Friday of SPURSE
Eve Andrée Laramée
Lenore Malen (moderator)