The CHS HSA Board is hosting a free film screening of the documentary film Miss Representation in conjunction with the Parenting Center at Columbia High School at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22.
Miss Representation is a film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom from the OWN Documentary Club (yes, that OWN – the Oprah Winfrey Network).
The film explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.
After the screening of the 90-minute film, there will be a Q&A with women’s studies specialist Dr. Karen Rezach and a student panel will follow. The screening has been organized by Lori Mirabal, parent of CHS senior and a music teacher at Kent Place School. Dr. Rezach is the director of the Middle School at Kent Place School.
“The film’s premise is that media, which is the strongest and most prevailing force in our society objectifies and sexualizes girls and women,” Mirabal wrote in an email. “This leads to yet another generation of women believing that her primary value lies in her youth, beauty and sexuality, instead of her capacity to lead.”
“Since CHS students will soon be making choices that will significantly effect their lives, the screening will generate an important conversation that may enlighten perspectives and inform choices.”
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Columbia High School Auditorium
17 Parker Avenue, Maplewood