Check out additional sessions and register here! SciGirls co-executive producers Joan Freese and Kathleen Shugrue proved that they were as powerful as any superheroes when they broke through traditional barriers with their strategy for a new transmedia experience. Their goal? To change how millions of tween girls think about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. How? By [...]
Healthy MEdia: Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls Releases “Elements of Healthy Media” Today!
April 16th marked the release of the Elements of Healthy Media, the first part of the Healthy MEdia: Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls‘ report that elaborates on what the coalition which is developing and sharing concrete recommendations for promoting healthy images in the media hopes to achieve. Using research from Girl Scouts of the USA, the [...]
Variety describes Miss Representation as “An admirable work of media literacy education…” The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, aired on OWN, and now is available on DVD. Mainstream media continues to generate limited, distorted and often disparaging images of girls and women. These images continue to shape girls and women, as well as boys and men, [...]
The documentary film Miss Representation, which premiered last year at Sundance illustrates the rampant extent of gender biases in American culture. Miss Representation brings together some of America’s most influential women in politics, news and entertainment to give audiences an inside look at the media’s message and depiction of women. The film explores women’s under-representation [...]