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Documentary Screening – “Miss Representation”
Wed, December 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force of the Episcopal Diocese of New York invites you to view the documentary film, Miss Representation.
Miss Representation is a 2011 documentary film that portrays the struggles that women go through every day. It explores how the media contributes to the under-representation of women in influential positions by circulating limited and often disparaging portrayals of women. This under-representation and disparaging portrayals are part and parcel of the patriarchy and toxic masculinity which leads to violence against women. Prominent women in media are interviewed in the film. It also interweaves stories from teenage girls and shows that these young women need and want positive role models.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that runs from November 25th, the International Day Against Violence Against Women to December 10th, the International Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Leadership Institute (WGLI) in 1991 and continued to be coordinated by WGLI. Used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations globally, the 16-Day period reinforces the recognition of violence against women as a human rights violation. The Task Force joins with Anglicans and Episcopalians around the world to draw attention to the continuing realities of gender-based violence in all its forms and to strive for a more gender-just society.
Please join us for the film and a short discussion after the viewing. We invite you to wear a touch of orange, the color that symbolizes a brighter future and a world free of violence against women and girls.