The UCLA Math Department invites you to a screening of Losing Lena, a compelling documentary that examines gender inequality in tech, on Tuesday, November 19th 2019 at 6:30pm on UCLA’s campus. Featuring mathematics professor Deanna Needell, the film examines the story of Lena, a Playboy centerfold from the 70’s who becomes the most used test image in the world’s technology today, and asks the question of whether will we learn from the unconscious biases of the past or be doomed to repeat them.
A brief panel discussion will follow the film screening, where you will hear from experts in the field on ways we can create a more inclusive environment.
• Catherine Clarke, Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor at UCLA
• Alicia Morris, Computer Science and Mathematics Teacher at Mendez High School
• Jane Margolis, Senior Researcher at UCLA
• Deanna Needell, Mathematics Professor at UCLA
• Maddie Zug, Accessibility Software Engineer
This event is free and open to the general public.