Miss Representation Viewing & Discussion
Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Miss Representation: Documentary Viewing & Discussion
The acclaimed documentary, "Miss Representation" explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. The New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) and its Women in Technology (NMWIT) peer group will show the documentary and facilitate a discussion on how our group and the community as a whole can take action to change misperceptions and promote a more equitable role for women in the professional world and society as a whole. We invite you to join the discussion!
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Registration and Networking
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Introduction & Viewing of "Miss Representation"
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Luncheon and Discussion
Following the movie, join us for lunch and a discussion on how we and others in our community can take action to change the way women are presented for the better and improve prospects for a more equitable future. We look forward to sharing thoughts and suggestions - and finding ways that we can make a difference.
REGISTRATION, SCHOLARSHIPS AND MORE:
This event is both an opoportunity to discuss and take action on gender equity issues and a fundraiser for the NMTC's annual Women in Technology scholarship program. If you can donate a little extra to help students participate in our discussion and/or help provide cash scholarships to young women entering tech programs in higher education, it would be greatly appreciated. Have additional questions? Please contact us here!
Are you a student (or know of some) who would like to participate in our viewing and discussion, but would need the cost covered? Please let us know!
ABOUT MISS REPRESENTATION:
"Miss Representation" is not only a film. Instead, its message and website have helped spawn a movement of people taking action to further the cause of gender equity. For more information, please visit: http://www.missrepresentation.org/