February 26, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join ETT and the Status of Women Committee on February 26 at 4:30 PM for a screening of the acclaimed documentary ‘Miss Representation’, featuring special guest Trustee Manna Wong!
Enjoy snacks and refreshments, a movie screening, learning about Trustee Manna Wong and her experiences in leadership and politics alongside your fellow ETT sisters.
The media is selling young people the idea that girls’ and women’s value lies in their youth, beauty, and sexuality and not in their capacity as leaders. Boys learn that their success is tied to dominance, power, and aggression. We must value people as whole human beings, not gendered stereotypes.
"In 2010, women are better represented on television, in movies and in the news media than they have ever been in the past. However, while this increased visibility had led many believe that women have achieved something like equality, the truth is women have a long way to go before they achieve anything close to parity, as women count for only seventeen percent of elected officials in Congress and seven percent of working directors of feature films. Actress turned filmmaker Jessica Congdon Newsom studies the obstacles women face in the media and the stereotypes that still define them in the documentary Miss Representation. Featuring interviews with noted figures in politics (Nancy Pelosi and Condoleeza Rice), broadcast news (Katie Couric and Rachel Maddow), television (Margaret Cho and Lisa Ling) and movies (Geena Davis, Rosario Dawson and Jane Fonda), Miss Representation explores the glass ceiling that many women in the media still struggle to break and the double standards applied to women in terms of appearance and persona. Miss Representation was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival." - Rotten Tomatoes
Image courtesy of Miss Representation and Flickr.
Infographic courtesy of therepresentationproject.org
Directions by car
4211 Yonge Street is south of the 401 and north of York Mills Road, on the northeast corner of Yonge Street and William Carson Crescent.
There is pay parking under the building (free after 4:00 p.m.) and on William Carson Crescent. The pay parking garage under the ETT office is strictly enforced before 4:00 p.m. Visitor parking is free on weekends.
Directions by TTC
The closest TTC subway station is York Mills. Walk north from the subway one block on the east side of Yonge Street.