Miss Representation: Film Screening and Discussion on Women in Politics, the Media, and Power

Join fellow feminists and activists on Monday, August 8th for a film screening and discussion of Miss Representation; the event will be held at 6:45 pm at the Hive at 55 (55 Broad Street, 13th Floor). “Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.  The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.”

Miss Representation premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and is now being screened in many different venues across the country, including at corporations and government institutions.  The event organizers promiseto “leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective,” so hopefully this will spark positive changes within the previously-mentioned groups.

This film address important issues such as sexism, the glass ceiling, and different conceptions of what it means to be a powerful woman today.    The film also  incorporates statistics and facts alongside interviews with politicians, activists, and more – including Rachel Maddow, Jean Kilbourne, and Condoleezza Rice.  For a sneak peak, watch the trailer here.

This event is free and open to the public, so make sure to invite all of your friends! RSVP today!

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