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Come see Miss Representation, a film that looks at the portrayal of girls in media

May 11, 2012

This next Tuesday, May 15th, the Atlanta Independent Women’s Network (AIWN) will be hosting a screening of the Sundance Film Festival hit Miss Representation.

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

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 (who spoke at the 2011 Girls on the Run Summit in Arizona) and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.

All who seek equality are encouraged to attend, men included.

Click here to learn more about Miss Representation and to register for this event.

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