You are invited to a viewing of Miss Representation, a 90-minute documentary film. The viewing is scheduled for March 10th at 1:00 pm in the Program Room at the Cornwall Public Library. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream U.S. media contribute to the limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls.
In a society where media is a major 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.
Stories from teenage girls and 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 give the audience new perspectives and insights.
This event is sponsored by the Canadian Federation of University Women Cornwall & Area. We look forward to seeing you at the viewing. Price of admission is free and donations of a jar of peanut butter to support the local food bank are welcome.
Thank you. For further information on this media release, please contact: Alyssa Blais, CFUW Member 613.361.0332 firstname.lastname@example.org
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