The first annual National Media Literacy Week is just around the corner – November 2-6! It’s an important time for educators, students, and parents alike to critically examine the messages media send us. Join us in celebrating the week with the organizers – the National Association for Media Literacy Education – by bringing Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In curricula to your community.
Our curricula, which features film content and lessons for elementary, middle school, high school, and university classrooms, supports students in strengthening their media and social emotional literacy skills. High school and college educators can also screen the full documentaries in their English, health, political science, sociology, communications, or gender studies classes.
So take this week to bring the Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In curricula to your local school, community group, or alma mater. Then, follow the media-literacy conversation with the hashtag #MediaLitWk. Together, we can inspire individuals and communities to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes so that everyone, regardless of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation, or circumstance, can fulfill their human potential.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project team
From Around the Web
“I’m over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable! F— that…I don’t think I’ve ever worked for a man in charge who spent time contemplating what angle he should use to have his voice heard. It’s just heard.” – Jennifer Lawrence Pens Essay: ‘Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?’
- Business Insider: “Bradley Cooper Says He’ll Start Sharing Salary Information with Female Costars”
- BuzzFeed: “A Hospital Worker Told This 4-Year-Old Girl That The Boy Who Beat Her Up Probably Has A Crush On Her”
- Huffington Post: “Why ‘No Bra Day’ Is So Problematic, As Explained By Twitter”
- The New York Times: “The Passion of Nicki Minaj”
- USA Today: “Terry Bradshaw Says There Is No Place in the NFL for People Like Greg Hardy”
- Vox: “Disney’s teenage princesses have always been voiced by adult women. Until now.”
via The Representation Project’s Instagram