Panel to Explore Misrepresentation of Women in the Media
Oakland, CA–March 07, 2012 Is the media’s disparaging portrayal of women making it more difficult for them to achieve leadership positions? The award-winning documentary Miss Representation explores this theory while exposing some harsh realities: the US is 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3 percent of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65 percent of women and girls have eating disorders.
For nearly 160 years, Mills College has remained committed to empowering women to overcome the social barriers that have excluded them from educational and career opportunities. On March 15, Mills will host a screening of this enlightening documentary, followed by a panel discussion with producers to explore how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.
Panelists will include producer Bill Newcomb, film editor Jessica Congdon, Patrice Scanlon, the technical director of media arts at Mills, and Laura Cucullu, a Mills alumna and senior editor for CNET.
Miss Representation Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 15