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Hidden Figures Sheds Light on Girl Power

Jasmine Gomez, Staff Writer

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Bassett students joined 10,000 other students from over a hundred other schools at the USC Galen Center to watch a screening of the new movie Hidden Figures. The movie is based on a true story and recounts the experience of three African-American women who worked for NASA behind the launching of an astronaut into space.

The event starred celebrity Pharrell Williams as well as stars of the film Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe. Prior to the screening,the students sat and listened to words of wisdom from the stars.

The point of play was to motivate minorities to enter the math and science field and motivate them to push themselves. Producer of the film Peter Chernin showed his passion for the movie by stating “If we reach one girl, much less hundreds, much less thousands, it will be one of the most satisfying things as a producer can imagine.”

When asked what resonated with her, Julia Santiago (12) responded, “They focused on one point: ‘we are capable of doing anything we dream of as long as we have the will to succeed.’We are capable of stepping off the yellow stone path and making a new one, leaving a trail to show others what it is women are capable of doing.”

Students were invited on behalf of Girls Build LA, a program of the LA Promise Fund which empowers students to identify the challenges they face and provides them with resources and support to address them. As some of our senior students are currently participating in the Girls Build LA competition, the event served to further fuel their involvement and remind them of the capabilities of young women like themselves.

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