Mon 20 February 2012
6 pm- 9 pm
Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Miss Representation is written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. 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. View the trailer here.
Join us for a screening (film starts at 6:30pm) followed by a discussion (lead by Tarynn Hillier and Kate McGurk) about the themes raised in the film, and participate in our video testimonials. Spread the message that more women belong in leadership roles, that the media should make changes to the stereotypes and biases it purports regarding women and that their needs to be more positive female role models across the board in media so that young women can aspire to become what they grow up watching. The tag line of the film is “You can’t be what you can’t see”!
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Each of the WGIRLS chapters is united under the mission to provide underprivileged women and children with the support and resources necessary to achieve health, happiness, and the ability to lead productive and successful adult lives.
WGIRLS chapters host several fundraising events throughout the year. Proceeds support customized WGIRLS programming within the local community and/or are donated to local, pre-selected, non-profit organizations that share our vision to support underprivileged women and children.
In addition to fundraising, the WGIRLS volunteer, and have implemented customized programming to meet several outstanding needs in the community. Programs include Declutter and Give Back! which provide women fleeing domestic violence with everyday essentials.
The WGIRLS welcome new volunteers who are interested in joining the London chapter.