Chrysalis, Drake University, and the Drake Student Activists for Gender Equality (SAGE) invite you to a free showing of the startling new documentary
Miss Representation on Tuesday evening, April 17, 2012!
The presentation will be followed by a discussion on the movie, its impact, and its implications facilitated by Professor Laurie Linhart of the Drake University Department of Culture and Society.
In a media-driven society, where cultural norms are often shaped by the media, the prevailing message to all young people is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality –not in her capacity as a leader.
Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film challenges the media’s limited — often disparaging — portrayals of women and girls, which may limit women’s ability to feel powerful and to achieve leadership positions.
Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and fascinating interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics.
The event is free to the public, so invite friends
and join us for an evening you’ll not soon forget!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
7 pm – MISS REPRESENTATION showing
8:30 pm – Critique and discussion
Drake University Bulldog Theater
Olmsted Center Lower Level
2507 University Avenue
Parking available in the Olmsted Center parking lot (on UniversityAvenue)
There is no fee to attend, but we ask that you register: www.chrysalismissrepresentation.eventbrite.com
The distribution of Miss Representation coincides with a social action campaign to re-envision women as leaders in society. To join the campaign, visit www.missrepresentation.org.