Miss Representation with Skype guest 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. Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson, and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.
Join us for a screening, followed by dialogue and empowerment with filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom. See the library website or the library Facebook page to view the trailer. Note: This even is free, but ticketed. Please email Erica Charis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 22 to reserve your seat.