Women in STEM? More like women in space! Editor’s Warning: mentions of gun violence and assault.

Happening in the World: Gunmen killed the mayor of San Miguel Totlapan, Mexico, as well as at least 17 others on Wednesday. This attack has been blamed on the Los Tequileros criminal gang, with police officers and council workers killed in the attack as well. Shortly before the attack, members of Los Tequileros released a video announcing their return to the region. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Nicole Mann became the first Native American woman in space following a Nasa launch on Wednesday. A former Marine Corps colonel, Mann joined three other astronauts bound for the International Space Station. Mann hopes this mission will inspire future generations of Native Americans to “follow their dreams and realize that some of those barriers that are there or used to be there are being broken down.” (BBC)

Happening in NYC: A group of women in green bodysuits recently attacked two 19-year-old women on a New York City subway. The assailants stole a cellphone and a handbag and caused minor physical injuries. Videos of the attack are circulating on social media, and this event highlights concerns of safety on the NYC subway. (Huffpost)

Happening in Our Community: Film screening and event tonight! In honor of LGBTQ+ history month and Barnard’s Queer Awareness month, Barnard is hosting a screening of Sekiya Dorsett’s documentary, Stonewall 50: the Revolution. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the connections/divergences between LGBTQ+ activism and the Civil Rights Movement. The event is from 6:30-8 pm tonight in the Diana Center Event Oval. Register here!

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