The Center for Women Gender & Sexuality at UMass Dartmouth, supported by the Roy J. Zuckerberg Leadership Prize, is starting a pilot program with the documentary Miss Representation (missrepresentation.org). Over the next two year, the CWGS will show the film across the state at the five colleges. Students, who attend these screenings, will be invited to become trained facilitators of the film. These facilitators, after attending a comprehensive media literacy training, will go into high schools and middle schools, across the state, to show the film and facilitate class discussions in an effort to increase the representation of women and girls in the media and to call out this lack of representation.
Upcoming Screenings - Locations & Times TBA
April 16 @ 6 p.m - Grand Reading Room, Library
If you are interested in becoming a trained facilitator, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508.910.6567
Dr. Juli Parker: Since 1995, Juli Parker has been the Director of the Women's Resouce Center, now the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality UMass Dartmouth. She has a BA in Theatre/Dance from the University of Maine and an MA in Women's Studies from the University of Alabama. She received her Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences with a focus in Theatre and Women's Studies from the Union Institute & University in 2006. She is the 2004 - 2005 Yvonne Sandstroem University Service Award, the 2005 ESU Service Award, and the 2012 YMCA Women of Distinction Award. She is the recent recipient of teh UMass President's Office Roy J. Zuckerberg $100,000 Leadership Prize and is particularly interested in women's representation in theatre. She maintains a blog called "The Feminist Critic." It provides weekly critiques of theatre, film, books, politics and pop culture from a feminist perspective. (www.drparker.blogspot.com)
***Special thanks to Zuckerberg Grant and Miss Rep***