Breaking the Binaries: Diverse & Excellent in Academia?

A Film Trilogy Re-thinking Diversity, Gender, and Equity

Unveiling the gender gap, celebrating diversity, and forging a path to equity in science, this film trilogy challenges norms and fosters inclusivity. Join the conversation and explore solutions in our engaging podium discussions.

Movieposter Picture A Scientiest

Film 1: ‚Picture a Scientist‘

NEW DATE: screening on Oct. 10th, 2023 from 12- 3 p.m. @ the ROTUNDE (Cartesium)

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.


Screening followed followed by a captivating discussion with Dr. Cassandra Ellerbe.

Dr. Ellerbe, an expert in ethnography, gender studies, and social justice, brings over 10 years of research experience from EU funded projects. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights on diversity, discrimination, and social justice.


Date: October 10, 2023, 12 to 3 pm

NEW Location: Rotunde in the Cartesium building, Campus Universität Bremen, Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 5

(Public transport connection: Bus-Line 22 - Bus-stop: "Universität - Süd" // Tram 6 - Tram-station: "Universität - Süd" 

For forther information on how to get to the location, please click here 


Dr. Saumya Pant

Dr. Cindy Roitsch

University of Bremen

Equal Opportunities Office

Administrative Unit 04

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Coming Soon...

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that many facial recognition technologies do not accurately detect darker-skinned faces or classify the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. As it turns out, artificial intelligence is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.

More information concerning the Date and Place will be published closer to the event.

CODE is a relevant and timely feature-length documentary, which aims to explain why more American women and minorities are not pursuing careers in computer science, despite lucrative job opportunities and high demand for coders.

Many factors contribute to this dearth, including cultural stereotypes, lack of role models, limited access to computer science education, sexism and socioeconomic barriers.  Consciously and subconsciously, women and minorities feel they do not belong in programming despite their aptitude for the field.

CODE documentary explores how technology would be different if a more diverse field of programmers coded the applications and devices upon which society depends.

More information concerning the Date and Place and the Podium Discussion moderation will be published closer to the event.

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