Plaza Arts Center,
1115 4th Avenue Carrollton, TX 75006 PRESENTED BY A-WOW IGLI 501 (C) (3)
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Join a local screening of Miss Representation on February 26th, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Plaza Arts Center, 1115 Ave 4 Carrollton TX at 1 p.m. The screening and panel discussion is one of four series hosted by A-WOW International Girls Leadership Initiative.
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 includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective. It was selected from the Sundance line-up to be part of the OWN Documentary Film Club.
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality--and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made strides in leadership over the past few decades, the U.S. is 90th in the world in terms of women in national legislatures, women hold only 3 % of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have an eating disorder.
Join A-WOW IGLI social action campaign to re-envision girls and women as leaders in society
Schedule01:00 pm: Doors Open 01:00 pm - 01:25: TBA 01:30 pm - 03:00: MISS REPRESENTATION (90 mins) 03:10 pm - 03:45 (35 min panel discussion)