In celebration of Women’s History month, the MSU Libraries invites you to join a conversation about gender roles and restrictive expectations. What impact do the mainstream media and dominant culture have on choices that girls and women make in the United States? How do media messages that emphasize women’s appearance negatively influence cultural norms about female leadership? What can we do to practice the art of nonconformity by promoting and facilitating positive change moving forward? Please join us for a screening and discussion of Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s powerful film, Miss Representation. This event is offered in conjunction with the MSU Libraries “Advice to Women” exhibit: an exploration of pervasive expectations for women found in popular literature (2 West, January through March 2017).
Cosponsored by MSU School of Journalism, MSU Center for Gender in Global Context, and the Libraries’ Diversity Advisory Committee
Discussion facilitated by Geri Alumit Zeldes, Associate Professor and Director of Journalism Graduate Studies