Film screening: Miss Representation
When: Thursday, January 31, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Where: I.K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 182 – 1961 East Mall, UBC Vancouver campus

What is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)?

Stopping sexual assault is everyone’s responsibility. As friends, relatives, lovers and neighbors there are important and concrete actions we can take to raise awareness and end violence.

January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) – a UBC community initiative developed to raise awareness across campus about the issues behind sexual assault and violence. Our focus is a positive one, inspiring people to realize that we can all play a role in putting an end to sexual assault.

Miss Representation film screening – poster with details has been attached

Access & Diversity
at the University of British Columbia is partnering with YWCA Metro Vancouver to offer a FREE screening of Miss Representation as part of SAAM this January. This award-winning documentary film exposes how mainstream media contributes to the under representation of women in positions of power and influence and how the degradation of women through the media leads to the sexualization of women and girls. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman or girl to feel powerful herself. To watch a trailer of this film, please visit here.

This free event will be held on Thursday, January 31st from 6-8:30pm at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 182 on the UBC Vancouver campus.  The film screening will be followed by an interactive panel discussion about issues of gender inequality. Join the discussion with:

Angela Marie MacDougall, Executive Director at Battered Women’s Support Service

Chantelle Krish, Manager of Advocacy and Public Relations at YWCA Metro Vancouver

Amanda Reaume, Associate Director of Advancement in the Dean of Science for Simon Fraser University”

Seating is limited, so we encourage you to pre-register for the free event tickets here.  Free tickets will be available at the door, if space remains.

Here is a selection of Ending Violence blog posts on women (and men) resisting media representations:

MissRepresentation:  The Media is the Message and the Messenger a film review by Dana Gore

How Media Literacy Can Help End Violence Against Women by Joanna Chiu

Violence Sells?  Time to say ‘Enough’ to Twisted Advertisers by Joanna Chiu

Angela Marie MacDougall co-hosted with Irwin Oostindie  W2 Morning Project on Co-op Radio CFRO 102.7 FM and interviews Jennifer Pozner and Joanna Chiu  Interviews begin 20 minutes into the hour long broadcast.

How to get your Messages Heard and Hold the Media Accountable, with Strategies from Jennifer Pozner by Joanna Chiu

Indigenous and Women of Colour Media Makers Resist!: How to Create the Media You Want to See in the World by Joanna Chiu

Women with Disabilities: Understanding Media Representations to Empower one of the Most Victimized Groups in Society by Joanna Chiu

Your Message, Your Voice:  Blogging to Fill the Need for Independent Critical Analysis by Joanna Chiu

Resisting Media Representations. How Women Can Effectively Challenge the Way They Are Represented. A Literary Review by Silvia Almanza Alonso

Survivors Speak out to Break Silence about Systemic Violence Against Women and Girls by Joanna Chiu

Fighting Sexual Assault One Tweet at a Time by Sady Doyle

Porn Addled Teenage Boys do Rule the World by Soraya Chemaly

Missrepresentation the Media is the Message and the Messenger a Film Review by Dana Gore

Retro Sexism:  The Desperation of Sleemans Old Milwaukee Free Girl ad Campaign by Angela Marie MacDougall

Beauty and Body Image in the Media

Men Speak out about Sexist Coverage of Rape a call to action

Mad World Toy ads and Learning Gender posted Bitch Media

Beauty Redefined

Media Misses the Point by Athena Affan

Bic Soleil and Fluid Hair Salon: Misogynist Advertising Making News… Again by Angela Marie MacDougall