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Discussion about Mentorship and Women of Color in Science


Effective mentorship is important for career development and advancement, especially for women in biomedical careers. NIH scientists Dr. Sadhana Jackson, Dr. Sherine El-Toukhy, and Dr. Yarimar Carrasquillo share advice and discuss their experiences with mentoring from their perspectives as women of color. The discussion is moderated by Dr. Melissa Ghim, who leads career development and workforce diversity programs at the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH).

 
  

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Movies

See You Yesterday (Netflix)

See You Yesterday (Netflix)

From director Stefon Bristol and producer Spike Lee comes See You Yesterday, a sci-fi adventure grounded in familial love, cultural divides and the universal urge to change the wrongs of the past.
See You Yesterday (Netflix)
American Son (Netflix)

American Son (Netflix)

On the night a teenage boy goes missing, his parents, Kendra (Kerry Washington) and Scott (Steven Pasquale) end up at the police precinct. They are trying to figure out what happened to their son - reopening old wounds regarding race, fear, and their rocky marriage in the process. 
American Son (Netflix)
The 13th (Netflix)

The 13th (Netflix)

13th is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay that explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime.
The 13th (Netflix)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Amazon prime Video, Hulu)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Amazon prime Video, Hulu)

Based from a book by James Baldwin of the same title, If Beale Street Could Talk honors the author's prescient words and imagery, charting the emotional currents navigated in an unforgiving and racially biased world as the filmmaker poetically crosses time periods to show how love and humanity endure.
If Beale Street Could Talk (Amazon prime Video, Hulu)
King In The Wilderness (Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO max)

King In The Wilderness (Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO max)

King in the Wilderness chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. While the Black Power movement saw his nonviolence as weakness, and President Lyndon B. Johnson saw his anti-Vietnam War speeches as irresponsible, Dr. King’s unyielding belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos.
King In The Wilderness (Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO max)
The Hate U Give (YouTube, Vudu, Hulu)

The Hate U Give (YouTube, Vudu, Hulu)

The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama film directed by George Tillman Jr. with a screenplay by Audrey Wells, based on the 2017 young adult novel of the same name by Angie Thomas. The film follows the fallout after a high school student witnesses a police shooting.
The Hate U Give (YouTube, Vudu, Hulu)
When They See Us (Netflix)

When They See Us (Netflix)

When They See Us is a 2019 American tragedy based on events of the 1989 Central Park jogger case and explores the lives and families of the five male suspects who were falsely accused then prosecuted on charges related to the rape and assault of a woman in Central Park, New York City.
When They See Us (Netflix)

Books

A Terrible Thing to Waste
A Terrible Thing to Waste

A Terrible Thing to Waste

A Terrible Thing to Waste

A Terrible Thing to Waste

Written by Harriet A. Washington, author of Medical Apartheid, this 2019 non-fiction title presents the alarming, negative impact that environmental hazards have on people of color in America.
Divided Sisters
Divided Sisters

Divided Sisters

Divided Sisters

Divided Sisters

Written by Midge Wilson, and Kathy Russell  this book is based on scores of interviews, cultural literature and extensive research, divided sisters examines relations between black and white women as children, as adults, at school and in college, at work and at home.  
Early Black American Leaders in Nursing: Architects for Integration and Equality
Early Black American Leaders in Nursing: Architects for Integration and Equality

Early Black American Leaders in...

Early Black American Leaders in Nursing: Architects for Integration and Equality

Early Black American Leaders in Nursing: Architects for Integration and Equality

The fascinating story of three black women, Mary Mahoney , Martha Franklin, and Adah Thoms, who are considered among the pioneers of nursing, and who were admitted into nursings hall of fame for their efforts.highlights their family lives, personalities, commitment to womanhood, and their professional achievements.
Fatal Invention
Fatal Invention

Fatal Invention

Fatal Invention

Fatal Invention

This book examines how the myth of biological concept of race—revived by purportedly cutting-edge science, race-specific drugs, genetic testing, and dna databases—continues to undermine a just society and promote inequality in a supposedly “post-racial” era.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right.
Locking Up Our Own
Locking Up Our Own

Locking Up Our Own

Locking Up Our Own

Locking Up Our Own

James Forman, Jr. is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color. In locking up our own, he seeks to understand the war on crime that began in the 1970s and why it was supported by many african american leaders in the nation’s urban centers.
Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology
Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and...

Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology

Author Deirdre Cooper Owens highlights the dark history of American gynecology and the foundation it was built on, through exploitation of enslaved Black women.
Raising White Kids
Raising White Kids

Raising White Kids

Raising White Kids

Raising White Kids

Living in a racially unjust and deeply segregated nation creates unique conundrums for white children that begin early in life and impact development in powerful ways. Helps children function well in a diverse nation.
The Bluest Eye
The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye

The bluest eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by author Toni Morrison.  A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity.
The Miner’s Canary
The Miner’s Canary

The Miner’s Canary

The Miner’s Canary

The Miner’s Canary

The stories of political race in action include the coalition of hispanic and black leaders who devised the texas ten percent plan to establish equitable state college admissions criteria, and the struggle of black workers in north carolina for fair working conditions that drew on the strength and won the support of the entire local community.
The New Jim Crow
The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow is an account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the united states; one that has resulted in millions of african americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the civil rights movement. 
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic...

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, altering our cities, our country, and ourselves.
The Wretched of the Earth
The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black consciousness movements around the world, it’s an analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation.
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist.
They Can't Kill Us All
They Can't Kill Us All

They Can't Kill Us All

They Can't Kill Us All

They Can't Kill Us All

They Can't Kill Us All offers a historically informed look at the standoff between the police and those they are sworn to protect, showing that civil unrest is just one tool of resistance in the broader struggle for justice.
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard...

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

In this in-depth exploration, Dr. Robin DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

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