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Miss Representation Screening at Atlanta Independent Women's Network

Miss Representation

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

Atlanta, GA

Miss Representation Screening at Atlanta Independent...

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There will be a local screening of Miss Representation on May 15th, 2012 at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, GA at 6 p.m.  The screening is hosted by Atlanta Independent Women's Network.

The screening will be followed by a discussion on the movie and its impact and implications by a distinguished group of women.  
Sherri Adair, publisher, Best Self Atlanta
Simone Bell, Georgia State Representative, House District 58
Dr. Tasneem Bhatia, physician and fellow of the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine 
Stephanie Davis, executive director, Georgia Women for a Change
Cynthia Tinney, public relations executive and former journalist

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute 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.

Miss Representationincludes 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.

“We are thrilled to have so many outreach opportunities for Miss Representation. This film was made to be a change agent in our culture, to inspire both women and men to recognize women's collective voice, leadership capacity and equal rights,” says Newsom.

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 strides in leadership over the past few decades, the U.S. is 90th in the world in terms of women in national legislatures, women hold only 3 % of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have an eating disorder.

Miss Representation was selected from the Sundance line-up to be part of the OWN Documentary Film Club. “Through personal stories and provocative interviews, Jennifer crystalizes the relevance of the media and its portrayal of women in today’s society,” said Lisa Erspamer, Chief Creative Officer for OWN. In addition, ro*co films is currently distributing Miss Representationto educational institutions and libraries for classroom use and university screenings.

The distribution of Miss Representation is coinciding with a social action campaign to re-envision women as leaders in society. To join the campaign, visit

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Druid Hills Golf Club
740 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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