September 11, 2012
Kwantlen’s Miss Representation Action Group presents its 2012-2013 documentary series
(Metro Vancouver, BC) – Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Miss Representation Action Group is pleased to present its 2012-2013 documentary series. With free events open to the community, the documentary series examines the role mainstream media play in our perceptions of what is real, true, and significant in our culture.
“The Action Group has decided that media misrepresentation of truths, rather than a strict focus on feminist and gender issues, will be the unifying theme of this inaugural documentary series,” says Janice Morris, instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Helen Mendes, instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University adds, “the documentary series is aimed at fostering an interdisciplinary culture of faculty, staff, student, and public engagement through the viewing and discussion of documentary film; at the same time, it is aimed at helping to sustain what is already an established community of learning and practice at Kwantlen.”
The Miss Representation Action Group will be hosting all upcoming film events at Kwantlen’s Surrey campus in the Surrey Conference Centre beginning with Pink Ribbons, Inc. on October 9, 2012, 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Action Group welcomes the participation of all community members who are interested in this provocative film. The screening will include a keynote speaker (Dr. Judy Segal, professor of English, UBC, on the rhetoric of health and medicine) who will address questions and challenges posed by the film, as well as a moderated panel/town hall discussion (Kwantlen students and instructors of biomedical ethics, communication design, and health sciences). The documentary screening is free, but participants must pre-register online for each event date.
The Miss Representation Action Group is a Kwantlen-based community of practice, a group of inspired, passionate faculty, staff, students, and communities that came together in response to Kwantlen's Miss Representation documentary screening and town hall event in January 2012. The Miss Representation Action Group's mission is to continue the dialogues started at that event, and, as MissRepresentation.org asks, "unit[e] individuals around a common, meaningful goal to spark millions of small actions that ultimately lead to a cross-generational movement to eradicate gender stereotypes and create lasting cultural and sociological change."
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For more information about the Miss Representation Action Group, contact:
Janice Morris or Helen Mendes
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