Free Screening of Miss Representation on Wednesday, January 25 at 6 p.m.

Image of Miss Representation

WHEN: Wednesday, January 25th at 6:00PM

WHERE: The Crest Theatre – 1013 K Street, Sacramento

RSVP to Bryn.Sullivan@sen.ca.gov or Bobbie.Sardo@sen.ca.gov.
Seating is limited!

View the flyer here!

More info at missrepresentation.org

Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live
with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom,
the film 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 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, such as 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.

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