We are excited to announce an upcoming film screening here at The Narrative! 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. 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."
The film confronts the media’s limited and often unfavorable portrayals of women and girls, that make it difficult for women the average woman to feel powerful and potentially achieve leadership positions.
Join us May 1st, 2015 at 7:00pm at 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez #240 in Santa Barbara! The event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP on Eventbrite, spots are gonna fill up fast!
And be sure to stick around after the screening, as there will be a community/panel discussion led by Mer James and Chantal Peterson of The Body Love Project.
The media is invited to attend the screening and cover the post-screening panel discussion. If you would like to attend, please contact Chantal Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (928) 380-3088.