Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Media's Impact on Women and Girls: Documentary Next Week

This looks like an awesome event. I think Ledcat and I might attend. Any thoughts on the topic?

The Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania will screen a 33-minute documentary, "The Strength to Resist: The Media's Impact on Women & Girls," at the Carnegie Science Center on Aug. 29. Registration begins at 5 p.m., followed by the program, reception and discussion.
The film examines the degrading messages about females that dominate the media, shaping girls' self-perception and their interactions with society. Interviews with experts focus on how girls can become inoculated against the damaging effects.

Join us for this lively networking event. There will be a reception and discussion after the showing. Admission is $10 and parking is $3. Please RSVP by August 22, 2007. Register via phone by calling 412-253-8168 or to register online click

This event is sponsored by Adagio Health, Eden Hall Foundation, Girls Math and Science and the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh.

h/t Post-Gazette


  1. Actually this event has kept popping up in my brain. I'm interested to see the ideas presented. If I can go, I will.

  2. Without opening a can of worms, I think it is a very timely topic for this group and an opportunity
    to constructively discuss new media, such as the blogosphere (and the burghosphere). I hope others can attend. It might be a great opportunity to attract new bloggers.

  3. When I saw this, I was disappointed to see that the deadline had past. But I just saw a bulletin on myspace from TMC that said:

    8/23/2007 5:00 PM
    Deadline to register for 8/29 screening of The Strength to Resist: The Media's Impact on Women & Girls
    Carnegie Science Center

    Quick! You have 51 minutes!

  4. I registered at 5:09 PM. hee hee hee

  5. I really wanted to go, but I wouldn't be able to get there in time after work. Let us know how it goes!

  6. I may have an extra ticket b/c Ledcat may have a work "thing" that evening. I'll know Monday. If anyone wants the ticket, we just need to hook up there cause I think they are both under my name. Let me know privately and I'll let you know Monday.

  7. I called and explained that I'd missed the deadline but that I would still like to go. They said it was fine and that I could pay at the door.