Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Kalamazoo Foundation's Community Meeting.

Jemison will speak on Thursday, at 7:00PM on March 23rd at Miller Auditorium.

In a release sent out by the Kalamazoo Foundation, it says:

Jemison, who trained as an engineer and then became a physician before joining NASA, was a mission specialist on Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992. In her talk – titled “Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential” – she will speak about her dreams of becoming an astronaut while growing up on the south side of Chicago and the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. She will also talk about the need for increased participation of women and minorities in science and technology.

The appearance by Dr. Jemison is free to attend, but you have to register at kalfound.org.