Miss Representation: A Green Acres School Community Conversation
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 6 PM in the Big Room—RSVP here!
Sponsored by the Inclusion and Diversity Committee
Light dinner and childcare will be provided. RSVP by October 14.
American society increasingly promotes and reinforces polarizing, hyper-masculine and hyper-feminine gender stereotypes. With these often come devastating consequences, when in reality, gender can be expressed along an entire spectrum.
The media is selling young people the idea that girl’s and women’s value lies in their youth, beauty, and sexuality and not in their capacity as leaders. Boys learn that their success is tied to dominance, power and aggression. We must value people as whole human beings, not gendered stereotypes.
Last spring, we screened and discussed the documentary film The Mask You Live In, produced by The Representation Project. In part two of a two-part Green Acres community conversation, we will screen the documentary film Miss Representation, produced by The Representation Project, followed immediately by a facilitated community conversation. View the trailer here.
In our ongoing efforts to foster inclusion and community, the issue of gender stereotypes, how they affect our children and play out in society at large, and furthermore how these interact with race, class, abilities and other aspects of privilege, are important topics for our community to explore.
These are whole community conversations hosted by Green Acres School Inclusion and Diversity Committee, addressing issues that affect all children and society at large. We strongly encourage parents of all Green Acres students to attend, regardless of your children’s gender identities.
Questions? Please contact Mary Sing.