Thursday, February 28, 2013

Film Screening on International Women's Day to benefit Because I am a Girl

To mark International Women’s Day, Vireo Research will host a screening of Miss Representation on Wednesday, March 6 at The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, 6:30 p.m., to benefit Because I am a Girl, Plan Canada. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Jacquelyn Salnek, partner, Vireo Re-search.

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often dis-paraging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.

All proceeds from the March 6 screening will be donated to Because I am a Girl, Plan Canada. Tickets are $15 and available in advance on Eventbrite: and at the door.

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