MISS REPRESENTATION

Presented by the Maine Women's Network to Benefit New Hope for Women

About the Screening:

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation 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 for the average woman to feel powerful.

Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.

A panel discussion following the film will feature representatives from New Hope For Women and students from local high schools.

Tickets are available now through March 6th at: https://nhfw.ejoinme.org/MissRepresentation or at the Strand Box Office 30 minutes before the show on March 7th.

About New Hope for Women:

New Hope for Women offers support to people in Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. It also provides important educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer and healthier future.  Services include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, support and education groups, court advocacy and legal services, community education and training, prevention education, transitional housing program, and Time for Change, a batterer intervention program certified by the Department of Corrections.   All services are free, except for Time for Change, which is a fee-for-service program.  New Hope maintains offices in Belfast, Rockland, Wiscasset, and Bath.

New Hope for Women offers domestic and dating violence prevention and response programming in 109 schools in our service area.  Pre-K through college classroom presentations cover topics related to identifying and managing feelings appropriately, promoting healthy friendships and relationships, and knowing how to recognize and respond to unhealthy and/or abusive behavior. New Hope for Women offers confidential, individual advocacy for students concerned about teen dating violence or violence at home, and offers workshops and presentations for faculty, staff, and other adults who are involved with youth.

Beginning in September, 2015, as a result of the Miss Representation collaboration with Maine Women's Network and subsequent access to The Representation Project curriculum, our youth programming will include age-appropriate presentations and activities designed to develop media literacy among students. Students will be given information and tools aimed at promoting healthy and respectful relationships by assisting them in becoming more discriminating viewers and consumers. 

About the Maine Women's Network:

MWN is a statewide organization comprised of three chapters in Midcoast, Androscoggin and Portland with more than 1,500 members and guests. We strive to provide multiple opportunities to network – our regular meetings are the first Wednesday of every month from September through June. Speakers talk to us about professional, personal and inspirational topics. We practice learning how to introduce ourselves within 15 seconds at these meetings. Casual networking opportunities happen with our Brown Bag lunches 5-6 times a year.

 

Our mission is: "To increase women's professional growth and leadership skills through networking and education."

Show Dates & Times:

3/7/15 - Saturday

2:00 pm,
Admission: 

$10 Adults / $5 Students
Tickets available at the Box Office window 30 minutes before the show
A benefit for New Hope for Women

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