St. Norbert College and the Women's Fund of Greater Green Bay Co-Present Film "Miss Representation"

March 8, 7 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, February 24, 2012
by Chris Swietlik, chris.swietlik@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

The Joan P. Schaupp Women's Center at St. Norbert College is partnering with the Women's Fund of Greater Green Bay to host a screening of the documentary "Miss Representation." The film will be screened on March 8, International Women's Day, at 7 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater located in the Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The film, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, explores how the media's misrepresentations of women contribute to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. The Women's Fund of Greater Green Bay and the St. Norbert College Women's Center share a commitment to empowering women and inspiring girls.

"We see this as a great opportunity to have college students and community members come together, through film and discussion, to advance the status of women right here, locally," said Bridget Krage O'Connor, a vice president at St. Norbert and a Women's Fund board member. "Both groups are committed to support women initiatives and we know that through conversation and then action we can make a difference for our local community."

The Women's Fund of Greater Green Bay, a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, supports programs in the local community that meet its mission of empowering women and inspiring girls while promoting leadership and building self-esteem. For more information, visit www.womensfundgb.org.

The Joan P. Schaupp Women's Center of St. Norbert College is a collective voice for those who share a commitment to women's and gender issues. In addition to the "Miss Representation" event, it is planning the annual Phenomenal Woman conference for Saturday, April 14. Find out more at http://www.snc.edu/womenscenter/.
Doors open for "Miss Representation" at 6:30 p.m. and the film will begin at 7 p.m. A dessert reception will follow the screening with small discussion sessions taking place at later dates.

For information more about the documentary, visit the "Miss Representation" website at http://www.missrepresentation.org/. For more information about the event, contact Mary Beckers at 920-403-3109 or at mary.beckers@snc.edu.