Film screening to explore under-representation of women

miss-representationNIU’s Gender & Sexuality Resource Center will host a free film screening of “Miss Representation” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center.

The 2011 documentary, created by writer, director and producer Jennifer Siebel Newsom, exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, such as Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow and Nancy Pelosi, build momentum as “Miss Representation” accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken – but armed with a new perspective.

All are welcome to view and discuss this powerful documentary that uses a lens of feminism and gender equity. Snacks and beverages are provided.

For more information, call (815) 753-4772 or email gsrc@niu.edu.

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