Hear the stories and experiences of women in science every month in the SECU Daily Planet Theater as part of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources campaign “She Changed the World: North Carolina Women Breaking Barriers.” This month we will screen a short documentary about urban ecology in India featuring our guest speaker’s work, followed by a question and answer session.
Kaberi Kar Gupta, PhD, visiting scientist at the Biodiversity Research Lab, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, is an interdisciplinary scientist and educator with a wide range of training and research experience in citizen science, community-based conservation, behavioral and habitat ecology, conservation biology, ecological leadership, political ecology and teaching in the U.S. and in India. Her main interests are research and communicating science to bridge the gap between scientists, policymakers and community members.
About the “She Changed the World” Campaign
The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. As part of a national campaign to commemorate this historic event, North Carolina’s Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) is coordinating a campaign titled “She Changed the World: NC Women Breaking Barriers” March 2019, continuing through November 2020.
American women were granted the right to vote with the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified on August 18, 1920, after a 72-year fight by suffragists. The 19th Amendment did not resolve the issue of suffrage for many women of color and immigrant women, who continued to battle for voting rights for decades.
For our campaign, we want to celebrate the achievements of ALL North Carolina women and illuminate North Carolinian women’s pivotal role in breaking down barriers in North Carolina and the nation. We invite you to join us by sharing your story and others with #SheChangedtheWorld.