After Dark Online: 500 Queer Scientists

Thursday, June 3, 2021 • 7:00 p.m. PT

Adults Only (18+)

Free online event: Join below or via YouTube or Facebook

Representation matters—in science and everywhere. Founded in 2018 by Dr. Lauren Esposito, 500 Queer Scientists is a visibility campaign for LGBTQ+ people and their allies working in STEM and STEM-supporting jobs—collectively, a powerful force of scientific progress and discovery. 

In this program, Esposito will discuss an exhibit currently in development to tell the first-person stories of LGBTQ+ women and gender minorities STEM professions, centering people of color. This exhibit will be freely available for science and technology museums, underscoring a new chapter in the visibility of LGBTQ+ people in STEM. We’ll also listen in on conversations with AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors Dana Bolles and Dr. Jessica Esquivel, who are featured in the exhibit—we'll touch on their cutting-edge research and contributions to STEM fields, as well as how our intersectional identities make us better scientists.

After Dark Online: 500 Queer Scientists at the Exploratorium is made possible with the generous support of General Motors.