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Miss Representation Milwaukee Community Screening

We at IOU Sports receive many request to attend community and social events and when Shawntell Nash contacted us about a film that her organization Chayil Corporation was hosting, it was a No Brainer (Meaning, Something that requires little mental effort or intelligence to perform or understand), that we accept her invitation to partner.

The film Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. 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 to feel powerful herself.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

 “We believe that young ladies can be whoever they want to be as long as it's legal and ethical--and as long as they value themselves as women of virtue which is what our company stands for!,” Shawntell Nash, Chayil Corporation, Inc.

Miss Representation Milwaukee Community Screening
Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CT)
Harley Davidson Museum - 400 West Canal Street Milwaukee, WI

Register Now!

$10 in advance or $15 at the door!

Learn more about Miss Representation at www.missrepresentation.org and Chayil Corporation www.chayilcorp.com

Watch the trailer and find screenings of Miss Representation, the film written, directed and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Over a million people all over the world have seen the inspiring film to date, have you?  We will…

 

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Bernell Hooker

Bernell Hooker is the Founder and CEO of Images of Us (IOU) Sports; a non-profit organization that empowers girls and women through education and sports. "Think of yourself as an athlete. I guarantee you it will change the way you walk, the way you work, and the decisions you make about leadership, teamwork, and success." - Mariah Burton Nelson