Monday, February 10, 2014

FREE Public Screening of Miss Representation

The documentary film Miss Representation will be screened at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014 in the Chapel at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale. Tickets are FREE to the public and available through EventBrite.  The screening is hosted by Womenade of NWA and the Women's Foundation of Arkansas.  Following the screening, there will a discussion faciliated by Cynthia Nance, Dean Emeritus and Nathan G. Gordon Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law.

Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Miss Representation is written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and 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 os women and girls, which make it diifficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.