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Celebrate Women's History Month:BAWIFM presents "Miss Representation"

  • 30 Mar 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • General Assembly SF, 225 Bush St (5th Floor) San Francisco, CA 94104

Bay Area Women In Film & Media proudly presents screening of "Miss Representation"

March is International Women's month and we are celebrating! BAWIFM and General Assembly are proud to present the screening of the documentary film "MISS REPRESENTATION" on March 30, 2015 at the new General Assembly San Francisco location. 

FILM CHALLENGES SEXISM IN THE MEDIA AND EMPOWERS WOMEN
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.

Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics like Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Condoleezza Rice, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Margaret Cho, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics to leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.

"I made Miss Representation because we live in a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, and the collective message the media send to our young women and men is that a woman's value lies in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader," Newsom said. "I wanted to shed a light on this problem, because if we don't question that thinking and work to change it, we are going to continue to be marginalized."

In response to overwhelming public demand for ongoing education and social action in support of the film's message, Newsom founded the organization that has become The Representation Project in April 2011.Using film as a catalyst for cultural transformation, The Representation Project inspires individuals and communities to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes so that everyone, regardless of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation or circumstance can fulfill their human potential.

Learn more about The Representation Project, including their second film, "The Mask You Live In" and guidance on how to join the movement, at http://therepresentationproject.org

**This is a CO-ED Event**

SCREENING INFO

DATE: March 30, 2015, 6:30-9:00pm

LOCATION:
General Assembly SF
225 Bush St (5th Floor) San Francisco, 94104
(Allow yourself extra time for traffic/parking)

TICKETS:

ALL MUST pre-register here:
https://generalassemb.ly/education/miss-representation-screening/san-francisco/11942

BAWIFM Members: FREE!
(Members email info@bawifm.org for your registration code)

General Admission Ticket: $15.00

Following the film there will be a discussion conducted by BAWIFM. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, register today!


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