Friday, April 25, 2014

Miss Representation (film screening & discussion)

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film "Miss Representation" exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Following the presentation, Debra Mason, E-Magnify's Manager of Education & Training, will facilitate an audience discussion about how to take action that can help to make a difference in the community.

Date: May 1, 2014
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cinemark, Robinson Township, PA
Tickets: $20 (purchase in advance here)

Women make up 47% of the workforce, influence 83% of all consumer purchases, and 50% of them are primary breadwinners and caregivers for their families; yet only 18% of congressional seats are held by women, 14.3% of Fortune 500 executive officers are women, and only 6% of women earn a six-figure salary compared to 14% of men. What is wrong with this picture? This movie explores that and so much more.

This film premiered to great acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011. In response to overwhelming public demand for ongoing education and social action in support of the message of the film, Newsom founded in April 2011. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, continued to highlight and challenge the limiting depictions of women in the media and our larger culture, engaging millions of people along the way. 

After two and a half years, became The Representation Project, stepping into a new name and bolder agenda, one that requires all of us working together, girls and boys, women and men, to ensure equality and justice for all.

Learn more about The Representation Project, and then purchase your tickets for the Pittsburgh screening of "Miss Representation."

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