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Community Resilience Project: Girls, Women and the Media


The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they do not have any. -- Alice Walker.

Our monthly discussion series intended to help build resiliency within our community continues with an engaging dialog about the film Miss Representation (2011) led by local community leaders.

Panelists include:

  • Martine Watkins, Santa Cruz City Council
  • Sergeant Sarah Ryan, City of Capitola Police 
  • Stephanie Barron-Lu, Executive Director, Positive Discipline
  • Yvette Brooks- Vice Mayor, City of Capitola (Moderator)

Thursday • October 15 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm • Via Zoom

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film explores how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in influential positions by circulating limited and often disparaging portrayals of women. Bring your insight, questions, and ideas to help us build a more resilient community by supporting the leadership of girls and women.

Miss Representation is available on Kanopy, the library’s free online video streaming service. All you need is your virtual or physical library card and password to watch the film. While it is not necessary to watch the film before this event, we highly encourage full participation in this discussion.

Here is a tutorial on how to access Kanopy.

Watch the Trailer

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Posted by cowend on Oct. 1, 2020 at 5 a.m.


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