COMEXUS-Fulbright presents the official UAEH film screening of Miss Representation

On behalf of the COMEXUS-Fulbright Program, it is our distinct pleasure to invite you to attend the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo’s (UAEH) official film screening of Miss Representation.

Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but often fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film 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 to realize their own potential.  Please visit www.missrepresentation.org for more information about the film.

In a society where media is the most pervasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader.  By presenting Miss Representation to the UAEH’s campus community, we aim to highlight startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective on feminism.  Following the screening, a diverse panel of academicians, activists, and student leaders will refocus the conversation around the media and women’s empowerment in the context of Mexican culture as well as correct misconceptions about the addressed themes. 

The Miss Representation film screening and discussion is a free, public event.  We warmly welcome all people who may be interested in participating in this memorable and inspiring experience to attend. Please note that that film is an English language documentary that contains mature content.  The discussion following the screening will be conducted in Spanish. 

WHEN
May 06, 2013 at 10am - 1pm
WHERE
Sala J.Pilar Lincona
600 De Abasolo
Pachuca, HGO 42020
Mexico
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CONTACT
Comexus-Fulbright UAEH · · 771-717-2000 Ext. 2878/2879
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