The London InterCommunity Health Centre, in partnership with Sexual Assault Centre London and London Public Library, is hosting a screening of the film Miss Representation on March 7, 2012.
Miss Representation first premiered in the documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. 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. Learn more about Miss Representation at: www.missrepresentation.org
Please join us on Wednesday March 7, 2012 for a London, Ontario screening of this film. It will be held at the Wolf Performance Hall of the Central Library starting at 7pm. Following the film presentation, a panel of local women will speak about women in leadership.
More details can be found on the attached poster. There is no cost to attend this event, but please call the library to reserve your ticket. (Each partner organization also has some tickets available for circulation to clients and community members.)