Burr and Burton Academy will be celebrating International Women’s Day on Monday, March 10th. Events throughout the day will include a student made film at assembly; an interview with Mariko Silver, President of Bennington College; and a community screening of the film Miss Representation at 6pm in the cafeteria.
Dr. Mariko Silver, the 10th President of Bennington College will speak at 11 am in the Riley Center on Monday, March 10th. Dr. Silver is a leading educational, public policy, and international strategist, has held prominent roles at Columbia University, at Arizona State University, in the administration of Arizona’s governor Janet Napolitano, and in the Obama administration.
The documentary discusses the role of women in the media and interviews female and male political figures, actors, and writers. Through stories, news clips, statistics, and photographs, Miss Representation proves how poorly represented women are in the media. It shows how news sources focus on clothing of a female politicians to companies using provocative images of women to sell products. This movie is rated for thirteen year olds and up by CommonSense Media. The film was produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Julie Costanzo. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.
$5 suggested donation.
*All money raised at this event will be donated to Project Against Violent Encounters (PAVE) in Bennington.