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Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds and Dr. Dawn Wright for the release of Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories, which tells the tales of how 23 women applied themselves and overcame obstacles, using maps, analysis, and geographic information systems (GIS) to contribute to their professions and the world.
Following their discussion, Dr. Brown-Hinds and Dr. Wright will take questions from the audience before signing copies. Only books purchased from Cellar Door Books will be granted access to the signing line.
Books are available for pre-order in-store or online.
Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds is the founder of Voice Media Ventures and the second-generation publisher of The Black Voice News. An award-winning columnist and Knight Digital Media Fellow, Paulette has nearly thirty years experience in media, communications, and community engagement. She is a former fellow at the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, Salzburg, Austria. She earned a BA in English Literature from California State University, San Bernardino and a MA and PhD from the University of California, Riverside in English Literature. She also leads Underground Railroad Study Tours for the Black Voice Foundation, stewards a collection of rare antebellum slavery artifacts, and is the founder of Mapping Black California, a community mapping and STE[A]M initiative identifying the assets of the Golden State's African-American community and introducing Black youth to the transformative power of GIS technology.
Dr. Dawn Wright is Chief Scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (aka "Esri"). Wright was also a professor of Geography and Oceanography at OSU, where she has been on the faculty since 1995, and a courtesy professor as of 2013. Prior to joining the OSU faculty, she was a seagoing marine technician for the international Ocean Drilling Program and a post-doctoral research associate at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Newport, Oregon.She has since completed oceanographic fieldwork (oftentimes with GIS) in some of the most geologically-active regions on the planet, including the East Pacific Rise, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the Juan de Fuca Ridge, the Tonga Trench, volcanoes under the Japan Sea and the Indian Ocean, and American Samoa.