Miss Representation Film Screening and Panel Discussion

This week, I’ll be attending a screening of the documentary film, Miss Representation, and speaking on a post-film panel discussion. Here are the event details:

Miss Representation – Presented by Women’s Funding Alliance in partnership with Reel Grrls, GeekGirlCon, and SIFF. Join us on November 30th for a special screening of this compelling new film that exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

This 90-minute documentary identifies huge gaps in the mainstream media’s portrayals and depictions of women and how the limited images actually lead to fewer women in positions of influence and power in our society. Miss Representation is essential viewing for anyone bombarded with images and memes from mainstream media (ergo, that means everyone needs to see this documentary).

Visit MissRepresentation.org and take the pledge to help end sexism. Then, make sure you secure your tickets for the screening:

Wednesday, November 30th
Doors open at 6:00PM, show at 7:00 PM
Uptown Theater (Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, 511 Queen Ann Ave. N)
Click here to buy tickets: $10, $5 for SIFF members

Stay after the film for a panel discussion on the images of women in the media: how it currently stands and how to change it. Panelists include:

  • Regina Buenaobra – Community Manager at ArenaNet and Editor at The Border House blog
  • Dr. Amy Peloff – Assistant Director of Comparative History of Ideas at University of Washington
  • Jen Stuller – Ink-Stained Amazon Author and Programming Director at GeekGirlCon
  • Malory Graham – Executive Director at Reel Grrls

Moderators:

  • Sara Reyerson – Director of Grant Programs at Women’s Funding Alliance
  • Lummy – Student at Reel Grrls

I haven’t seen the film yet, so I’ll be providing my insight based upon my initial impressions. It should be an interesting discussion, so if you’re in the Seattle area and free on Wednesday, do stop by. If you can’t make it, watch the trailer, check out the film’s website, and see if you can attend a screening in your area.