Date: 9:30am-noon 6/2/2012 6/2/2012
Location: UC Hastings College of Law - Louis B. Mayer Lounge - 198 McAllister Street, SF, CA 94102
A gathering of community members, educators, parents, youth, policy-makers and business leaders to specifically address the media’s harmful effects on girls’ self esteem and leadership aspirations. Special guest Jennifer Siebel Newsom will participate in the screening of her documentary Miss Representation and initiate dialogue and action around what can be done on a local level to make positive changes in media messaging so that girls can recognize their own value and leadership potential.
We’ll present the findings of a new Girls’ Report - on how girls have been doing in health, safety and education over the past decade. Prepared by the SF Department on the Status of Women along with local non-profits, it identified where resources can be directed to improve the lives of all girls.
· The Town Hall offers a unique space and opportunity for the San Francisco community to foster positive self-esteem and promote young women’s leadership by:
· Encouraging community dialogue around the issues uncovered in Miss Representation - specifically the harmful effect of stereotyping women and girls.
· Highlighting data and statistics around the specific issues facing girls growing up in the Bay Area from a brand new report.
· Creating opportunities for community members to co-create solutions for bolstering positive self-esteem and creating new leadership opportunities for girls in the local community.
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