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All families are invited to a screening of "MissRepresentation." This is a fundraiser for the upcoming 9th grade field trip to Santa Catalina Island to study ocean conservation and marine biology.
Admission is free for 14 years and older. Lunch will be at 12:30 pm and the film screening at 1:15 pm in the Assembly Room at the Upper Campus.
Lunch and childcare for children under 14 years will be provided by the 9th grade. Lunch is $10 per person and childcare is $10 for the first child and $5 per child after that.
Reservations are required. You may purchase your tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.
For more information about this film, please visit http://www.missrepresentation.org.
Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, "Miss Representation" uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film explores how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in influential positions in America and challenges the media's limiting and often disparaging portrayals of women, which make it difficult for the average girl to see herself as powerful.
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 strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States still ranks 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, depression rates have doubled among teenage girls, and cosmetic surgery on minors has more than tripled in the last ten years.
Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, academics, and activists 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.(Rose Filicetti, Executive Director, Santa Clara School Boards Association)
Feb 26, 2012