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Miss Representation - Film Screening and Discussion

Miss Representation - Film Screening and Discussion

“You can’t be what you can’t see.”

In honor of National Women’s History Month, the Cheshire Public Library, Cheshire Human Services and Chesprocott Health District are partnering to hold a screening and discussion of the film Miss Representation.

This important film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom exposes startling facts and statistics of how the mainstream media’s often disparaging and limited portrayal of women and girls contributes to their under-representation in positions of power and influence in America. According to The Representation Project website “In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message we 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 75th among 193 countries when it comes to women in the national legislature.”

Following a screening of the film, Michelle Piccerillo, Cheshire Director of Human Services and Kate Glendon, Chesprocott Public Health Specialist will facilitate a round table discussion of the themes presented in the film. 

The film and discussion are appropriate for ages 14 and up.  Pizza will be served. Registration is required.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Mary Baldwin Room, Main Level
Adult Teens
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