Welcome to the conversation!

Welcome to the conversation!

Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

January 28 screening of "Miss Representation" at CCSU

Tomorrow, Central Connecticut State University will host a screening of the film "Miss Representation," which reveals "how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America." See below for more details and the official film trailer.

Date: Tuesday - January 28, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Torp Theater, Davidson Hall, Central Connecticut State University

Barbies, baby beauty contests, and you. What is the media telling you about girls and women?

Join us for a showing of "Miss Representation," a powerful documentary on the media's portrayal of women and girls, and what that means.

A panel discussion will follow, with Susan Campbell as moderator and three panelists: Teresa Younger, executive director of the state's Permanent Commission on the Status of Women; Mala Matacin, co-chair and associate professor of University of Hartford's department of psychology, and Cindy White, communication professor at CCSU.

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