On March 15 and 16, the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, in collaboration with the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, is hosting the Global Media: Ethics of Representation conference, to explore our culture’s values as they pertain to the creation of media.
When: 11 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013
Where: CUNY School of Journalism
240 West 41st Street, 3rd Floor
(Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
New York, NY
As part of the conference, NYWIFT is co-presenting a discussion on the status of women in front of, and behind, the camera. Recent research reveals decisive evidence that female characters in popular entertainment are frequently marginalized and stereotyped, and that gender inequality is prevalent on screen—as well as behind the camera.
This panel will look at the representation of women in film and television and the consequences of such stereotyping in a society where media plays a powerful part in shaping our cultural norms. We will explore the impact that increasing the number of women working behind the scenes in positions of authority has on the number and diversity of female characters, and discuss whether or not improving female roles on screen translates to a greater quality of life and more real world opportunities for women and girls.
Click here for more information and a list of speakers including SAG-AFTRA New York Local Executive Director Jae Je Simmons.
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