Miss Representation airs Thursday at North Island College

Miss Representation, a documentary that explores the under-representation of women, airs Thursday at North Island College.

Miss Representation is an Oprah Winfrey’s Network documentary that explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

This documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. Since then, communities around the world have hosted screenings to spread the message — to challenge limiting labels to realize women’s potential.

A screening this Thursday at North Island College’s Stan Hagen Theatre in Courtenay will be the first on the Island north of the Malahat.

The presentation will include a display of the Altered Barbies Project (put on by the Comox Valley Girls Group, a program through the Comox Valley Transition Society), and showcases by the WBN and Transition Society.

All proceeds from this evening will be donated to the Comox Valley Transition Society towards the Girls Group program.

Members and their guests are invited to join WBN for dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the North Island College cafeteria, catered by the Westerly Hotel. The general public is also invited to attend the screening. Doors open at 7 p.m. and showtime is 7:30. A big thank you to North Island College’s human services department for donating use of the theatre.

This event is open to women and men. The WBN encourages all of its members to invite men they know. A moderated discussion of the movie will follow for those interested.

Any inquiries/questions can be directed to Wendy Morin at wjbmorin@gmail.com or 250-897-5568. For more information about the documentary, go to www.missrepresentation.org

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— Women’s Business Network

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