3/31/2012

Newsletter: SWAN Day Screening from WAM Coalition

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WAM Coalition  
is collaborating with 
NYWIFT, SAG, and SVA 
to bring you:  
A SWAN Day Event 
(Support Women Artists Now)

for Women's History Month ~a screening of the documentary:  
MISS REPRESENTATION

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.

SVA Theater

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.


To RSVP, please visit:
https://www.123signup.com/register?id=sgydh and be sure to check the WAM button when registering in order to receive comp tickets.  

Women in the Arts & Media
Coalition
244 Fifth Avenue
Suite 9253
New York, NY  10010
212-592-4511
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3/19/2012

MISS REPRESENTATION


A SWAN Day Event        
(Support Women Artists Now)
for Women's History Month
a screening of the documentary:
MISS REPRESENTATION
    
 
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.
          SVA Theater
          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.
          To RSVP, please visit: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=sgydh  and be sure to check the WAM button when registering in order to receive comp tickets.

Celebrating Our Legacy: Oral History Photographic Exhibit of the League of Professional Theater Women

The League of Professional Theatre Women, an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is pleased to collaborate with the League to celebrate the oral history legacy which, since 1992, documents an outstanding array of women who have contributed to contemporary American theatre. Fortunately for the public, the Library for the Performing Arts' Theater on Film and Tape Archive is the repository of this extensive documentation of more than 100 women who have participated. Components of the oral history program include: an ongoing series of individual oral histories, videotaped in conjunction with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, before a live audience. WOMEN IN THEATRE - Interviews with Notable Women in American Theatre is a television series of 65 interviews, taped over five years, and broadcast on City University Television, with copies on deposit at the TOFT Archive. Both sets of oral histories are available to students, theatre professionals, researchers and interested members of the public. Selected interviews are being streamed on the League website, www.theatrewomen.org. Celebrating Our Legacy is the culmination of the League of Professional Theatre Women's efforts to draw attention to the remarkable talents theatre women across America have contributed. This is their celebration as well as ours - a wonderful legacy for future generations to emulate. This exhibition is made possible through the contributions of the Edith Meiser Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Lucille Lortel Foundation.