Category Archives: Documentary Screenings

Documentary Screenings: Makers and Miss Representation

Please join us on one of the dates below for the screening two groundbreaking documentaries, MAKERS: Women Who Make America and Miss Representation, followed by a brief discussion on each portion of the film.


Makers: Women Who Make America

MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in America, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. MAKERS captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down.



Miss RepresentationMiss Representation” Uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.  In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.


MAKERS: Women Who Make America (Part 1)
Date:  July 10, 2013 (Register by July 8)
Time:  12:00-1:30 PM
Location:    Wachterhauser Seminar Room (Post Learning Commons)
Facilitator:  Catherine Murray, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Gender Studies

MAKERS: Women Who Make America (Part 2)
Date:  July 24, 2013 (Register by July 22)
Time:  12:00-1:30 PM
Location:    Wachterhauser Seminar Room (Post Learning Commons)
Facilitator:  Evelyn Minick, Director of Post Learning Commons & Drexel Library

MAKERS: Women Who Make American (Part 3)
Date:  August 7, 2013 (Register by August 5)
Time:  12:00-1:30 PM
Location:    Wachterhauser Seminar Room (Post Learning Commons)
Facilitator:  Karin Botto, Executive Director of Organizational Learning & Leadership


Miss Representation
Date:  August 21, 2013 (Register by August 19)
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM
Location:    Wachterhauser Seminar Room (Post Learning Commons)
Facilitator:  Aimee Terosky, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

To register for one or more of these sessions, log into MySJU ( )
·         Click on School Service
·         Under Employee Training and Campus Workshop Series, select the date and register.

Bring your lunch.  Drinks, chips and dessert will be provided.

These sessions are sponsored by the Post Learning Commons & Drexel Library, the Gender Studies Program, Organizational Learning & Leadership and the Women’s Networking Group.