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Cal Maritime To Host "Miss Representation" Documentary And Panel Discussion 


CSU, California Maritime Academy has joined a coalition of Solano County educational and service community organizations to host a free screening of the documentary “Miss Representation.” The screening will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Cal Maritime's Rizza Auditorium.

Currently, Cal Maritime is the only East Bay area venue that is hosting a screening of this landmark documentary examining the ways mainstream media portrayals of women contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. A panel discussion featuring successful women leaders will following the screening to explore the ways women can overcome gender-biased societal and institutional barriers.

Cal Maritime's coalition partners include: Benicia-Vallejo AAUW, Benicia Unified School District, Benicia League of Women Voters, Solano Community College, Soroptimist International of Benicia, and Vallejo City Unified School District.

For more information about the documentary "Miss Representation, visit http://www.missrepresentation.org/the-film. For more information about the screening at Cal Maritime, e-mail unitycouncil@csum.edu.

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