About Black History Month Kansas City! Film at The GEM!

aSTEAM Village is honored and humbled to be chosen as one of the global organizations asked to host screenings of this movie, THE SPACE RACE; The Untold Story of The First African American Astronauts.
We understand the importance of sharing our history, especially the untold stories of great humans like Kansas City's Edward Dwight who is featured in this film.
We also understand the financial constraints and limitations that can come with decisions on sharing history's untold stories. 
This is why aSTEAM Village is making the film available to youth groups, churches, classrooms, schools, school districts and social groups to host your own screenings through February 28, 2024.
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Join us at the Historic GEM Theater for a VIP Movie Screening of THE SPACE RACE; The Untold Story of the First Black Astronauts in celebration of Black History Month!

$10 per person

ABOUT THE FILM THE SPACE RACE weaves together the stories of Black astronauts seeking to break the bonds of social injustice to reach for the stars, including Guion Bluford, Ed Dwight and Charles Bolden, among many others. In THE SPACE RACE, directors Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (The Redeem Team) and Lisa Cortés (Little Richard: I Am Everything) profile the pioneering Black pilots, scientists and engineers who joined NASA to serve their country in space, even as their country failed to achieve equality for them back on Earth. From 1963, when the assassination of JFK thwarted Captain Ed Dwight’s quest to reach the moon, to 2020, when the echoes of the civil unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd reached the International Space Station, the story of African Americans at NASA is a tale of world events colliding with the aspirations of uncommon men. The bright dreams of Afrofuturism become reality in THE SPACE RACE, turning science fiction into science fact and forever redefining what “the right stuff” looks like, giving us new heroes to celebrate and a hidden history to discover.

Coming to DisneyPlus for Black History Month in February 2024 is THE SPACE RACE and aSTEAM Village NSBE Jr. is proud to have been selected to host Pre-Screenings of this amazing movie of black history untold.

THE SPACE RACE uncovers the little-known stories of the first Black pilots, engineers and scientists that became astronauts.


All proceeds go to the aSTEAM Village NSBE Jr. Kansas City Chapter

aSTEAM Village will have 30 students attending and competing during the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 50th Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA March 20th thru 24th. This is one of several fundraisers the students and parents are hosting to raise the $30,000 in travel, lodging, meals, supplies, and materials.