Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Reception followed by screening and discussion
UM Carey Law
Ceremonial Court Room
500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Stop by UM Carey Law for a reception, screening and discussion of Miss Representation, a 90-minute documentary that uses interviews with Katie Couric, Cory Booker, Jane Fonda, Condoleeza Rice and dozens of outspoken female activists, academics and students to explore how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.
Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film--called "inspiring" by Entertainment Weekly--has been shown at Sundance, aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network and screened at colleges and universities across the country.
The UM Carey Law event features a post-screening discussion with award-winning investigative reporter Jayne Miller of WBAL-TV and Dr. Erika Falk, program director, Master of Arts in Communication, Johns Hopkins University, and author of Women for President: Media Bias in Nine Campaigns. UM Carey Law Dean Phoebe Haddon will moderate.
The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by several organizations at UM Carey Law, including the Women, Leadership and Equality Program; Career Development Office; Professionalism and Diversity Committee; Women's Bar Association; Women's Law Student Association; Law Students for Reproductive Justice; The Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class; and the Black Law Students Association.