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Free Screening of 'Who Said You Can’t: African American Women in Science

Gisele Haralson
Gisele Haralson

The film focuses on eight women who are pioneers in their industry

BATON ROUGE, La. — Follow Dreams Productions is pleased to announce a free screening of the documentary “Who Said You Can’t: African American Women in Science.” The film is produced and directed by Gisele Haralson and co-produced by Rachel Kadushin. The screening will be held on February 25 at 11:00 am at the City of Brenham- Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library at 100 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Brenham, TX 77833.

“Who Said You Can’t: African American Women in Science” depicts eight African American women, from the past and present serving as a pathway to our future women in science and engineering. These women are commitment to inspiring and motivating the next generation of African American women in science. They understand the struggle of being the only women, as well as the only women of color, in a predominantly male dominated industry,

where their opinions and suggestions are often second guessed. More than anything else their mission is to change what the face of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) looks like by giving hope to the next generation. Running time is 72 minutes.

The documentary presents the stories of Dr. Alice Pendleton, a NASA space research scientist; three of the first Black Nurses hired at Baton Rouge General Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; NASA engineer Dr. K. Renee Horton; viral researcher and Tulane University doctoral candidate Antoinette Bell Kareem; educator in science Katherine Michele Sanders and Dr. Cordel Parris, the first African American female cardiologist is the state of Louisiana to fully own her practice.

Follow Dreams Productions is a film and media company created to assist others to bring their projects to reality.

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