Center for Women to host free ‘Miss Representation’ film showing

September 9, 2013 | Events, UToday
By Staff

The Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women will kick off its Fall Women’s Lecture and Film Series with a free showing of “Miss Representation” Thursday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. in Nitschke Hall Auditorium.

miss_repThe UT Department of Women’s and Gender Studies will lead a talk-back panel discussion on the film immediately following the screening.

“Any opportunity that we can reflect on images that influence others, positively or negatively, is an opportunity we need to take,” said Dr. Shanda Gore, associate vice president for equity, diversity and community engagement. “‘Miss Representation’ and the following panel discussion will continue conversations on how women are depicted in the media.”

Created, directed and released in 2011 at Sundance by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, “Miss Representation” is a documentary-style film that features interviews from some of America’s most prominent female leaders. The interviews provide an inside look at the media and its messages about women.

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