A SWAN Day Event
(Support Women Artists Now) for Women's History Month ~a screening of the documentary:
Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film uniquely 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.
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman's value and power lie in her youth, beauty and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.
Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Screening (85 Minutes)
to be followed by a Q&A with industry leaders and reception.
333 West 23rd Street (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY 10011
This event is sponsored by New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT), the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the Women in the Arts and Media Coalition (WAM) and the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theatre and is free to SAG, WAM, students and NYWIFT.