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Film: "Miss Representation" on March 11


March 11, 7:00pm

In a society where media shapes cultural norms, the collective message we receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, not in her leadership. While women have made great strides, the United States is still 33rd out of the 49 highest income countries when it comes to women in the national legislature. Women make up only 4.6% of S&P 500 CEOs.

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics, like Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken, but armed with a new perspective.

See more at: http://therepresentationproject.org/film/miss-representation/about-the-film/#sthash.JKy4Bjz3.dpuf

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