An assertion of humanity and civil rights that is pure cinematic nourishment for soul.
— Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service
Hidden Figures: Know Your Rights: Workers and Discrimination
This film is a part of our JURISCINEMA: The Law on Screen series.
Monday, September 25 at 6:30pm
Director: Theodore Melfi
Set in Hampton, Virginia on the eve of John Glenn’s 1962 orbit of earth, Hidden Figures is the inspiring true-story of three brilliant African American female mathematicians as they prepare for the historic NASA launch. Possessing awe-inspiring mathematical, engineering and computational skills, Katherine (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy (Octavia Spencer) and Mary (Janelle Monáe) work for the Federal Government prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act and consistently face the ugly realities of discrimination, harassment and segregation. The remarkable story of the women responsible for one of the most impressive engineering feats in American history, Hidden Figures also addresses the cruel inequities that have permeated the American workplace and obscured the role of key figures in shaping history.
A conversation between Nekki Shutt and Joseph K. Dickey follows the screening.
Nekki Shutt is a certified specialist in labor and employment law and has been involved in the employment / human resources field for almost 30 years. She currently has a civil litigation practice with an emphasis on employee benefits (ERISA) and employment law. Nekki was one of the lead attorneys in Condon v. Haley, the 2014 federal lawsuit which made South Carolina the 35 state to recognize marriage equality in the country.
Joseph D. Dickey, Jr. is a partner with Dickey Law Group, LLC where he practices labor and employment and education law. In 2016, Joseph was recognized by The National Black Lawyers as a member of their Top 40 attorneys under 40. In addition, Joseph became a certified circuit court mediator in 2016. Joseph also will be a new chapter author in the Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyer 2017 edition.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Burnette Shutt & McDaniel, P.A
John and Nancy Freeman
Richland County Bar Association