AT&T Sponsors Thousands of Students to See the Film ‘Hidden Figures’

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Now through February, AT&T will sponsor $25,000 in VIP screenings of the film ‘Hidden Figures’ for students in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and Oakland.

By: M. Skylar Ezell, Public Relations Consultant, Global Marketing Organization

AT&T is giving students across the country the Hollywood treatment.

Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and Oakland students will get free screenings of the #1 box office hit, “Hidden Figures.” Through February, we will sponsor $25,000 in VIP screenings of the film.

Students will also get to hear from tech experts, policy makers and not-so-hidden figures from AT&T after the viewings.

“Hidden Figures” tells the true story of Katherine Goble Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson—3 black women working as mathematicians at NASA during the Space Race of the 1960s.

Against the backdrop of civil rights, these women were critical in the mission that launched astronaut John Glenn into space.

These pioneers laid the foundation for many of today’s technological advances. We honor their contributions through our continued support of women and other underrepresented minorities in tech. This includes collaborating with groups like Girls Who Code, Step Up Women’s Network, and Black Girls Code.

Today more than 17,000 women work directly in STEM-related jobs at AT&T.

For more about the film"Hidden Figures" visit, foxmovies.com/movies/hidden-figures.

And to learn more about AT&T’s commitment to advancing women in the workforce visit, att.jobs/women. To learn more about how AT&T supports students and STEM visit att.com/aspire.