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Miss Representation film screening
Thursday, 31 January 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)
Access & Diversity at the University of British Columbia is partnering with YWCA Metro Vancouver to offer a free screening of Miss Representation as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a UBC community initiative developed to raise awareness across campus about the issues behind sexual assault and violence.
This award-winning documentary film exposes how mainstream media contributes to the under representation of women in positions of power and influence and how the degradation of women through the media leads to the sexualization of women and girls. 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 or girl to feel powerful herself. To watch a trailer of this film, please visit here.
This FREE event will be held on Thursday, January 31st from 6-8:30pm at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 182 on the UBC Vancouver campus. The film screening will be followed by an interactive panel discussion about issues of gender inequality.
With a passion for social justice and a strong background in public relations, Chantelle Krish understands the important connection between public opinion and public policy. As manager of advocacy and public relations with YWCA Metro Vancouver, Krish raises awareness on issues affecting some of Canada’s most vulnerable populations. Working with multiple stakeholders, Krish develops programming and campaigns that educate youth on the importance of media literacy when deconstructing the complex ideas relating tohypersexualization, hypermasculinity and online identity formation.
Manager of Advocacy and Public Relations
Angela Marie MacDougall has been working to end violence against girls and women for the past 23 years as an advocate, front-line worker, activist, trainer and administrator. Angela’s impact includes curricula development and facilitation of core training programs covering direct service responses to women survivors for peer and professional front-line workers. While in collaboration, she developed empowerment and advocacy-based service delivery models grounded in strong theoretical frameworks, decolonizing, intersectionality that connect feminism, substance use, mental health, violence and women’s leadership. She is committed to continued adapting to the strengths of and applying new media and related communications for social change.
Angela Marie MacDougall
Amanda Reaume is the Founder and volunteer Executive Director of The Antigone Foundation, an organization that encourages young women to learn more about feminism and to seek out leadership roles in politics, business, union activism and the non-profit sector. She did an M.A. in English at UBC that focused on Canadian women's political autobiographies and has been involved in a number of initiatives to get more women involved in politics. In her professional life, she is an Associate Director of Advancement at SFU where she raises money for Science education and research.
Associate Director of Advancement
Simon Fraser University
5:30pm Doors open
6:10-8:40pm Film: Miss Representation
7:40-8:25pm Panel discussion
For more information about this event or on how to become involved with SAAM, please contact the Women Students Program Assistant at email@example.com. To learn more about SAAM events happening on the UBC campus this January, please visit our website at http://blogs.ubc.ca/saam.