Miss Representation

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
9-10:30 am
Room: 
Governors Square 12
Activity: 
Film Festival

The media have led generation after generation to believe that a woman should be valued for her youth, her beauty and her sexuality — and not her capacity to lead. These values make it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential.

Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom interweaves stories from teenage girls with provocative interviews from Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, Lisa Ling, Rachel Maddow, Nancy Pelosi, Condoleezza Rice and Gloria Steinem. This award-winning OWN documentary gives us an inside look at the impact of media messaging.

The session Miss Representation: Fighting Back will follow the screening. Moderated by Misty Perez-Truedson and featuring Kim Gandy, Jennifer L. Pozner and Jamia Wilson, this conversation will explore ways to push back against media misrepresentations.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good