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Womxn’s Week Movie Night & Pop Up Shops
March 4 @ 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Join some kickass humans for Womxn’s Week @ the VEC starting with movie night! Beginning at 6pm there will be pop ups of vintage clothing and art featuring local womxn’s small businesses, as well as social justice groups. Showtime for Hidden Figures is at 7:15pm. Seating is provided, but if you want to get extra cozy, bring a camping chair, blanket, and wear your jammies or onesie! There will be popcorn and drinks for sale at the bar. Hidden Figures is an Academy Award nominated film and is the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as “human computers”, we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history’s greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Gobels Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
More info about the Victoria Event Centre:
Washrooms are gender inclusive.
This event takes place within the unceded territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples (as represented today by the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations). Let’s continue to dismantle the colonial structures that surround this city.
The Victoria Event Centre is on the second storey of a building up a rather steep flight of 27 stairs. There is a continuous handrail up the stairwell and our workers/organizers are available to provide assistance as directed.
Accessibility Information: NEWEST INFO HERE: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/
Accessibility Update at the VEC here: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Accessibility-Update-1-Aug-15.pdf