The Representation Project at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

At The Representation Project, we believe which stories get told, and by whom, are critical to achieving gender equality. That’s why we invite you to join us in New York at the United Nation’s 62nd Annual Commission on the Status of Women. This year’s commission addresses the importance of women’s role in media, and we are proud to organize the following events:

Monday, March 12 for the Women Illuminated Film Festival

The Women Illuminated Film Festival showcases documentary, short, and feature-length films (such as The Mask You Live In and Miss Representation) by women filmmakers, grappling with the most pressing issues of our time.

This one-day event features discussions by the creatives and experts behind the films, an award ceremony honoring leaders in the global movement to achieve gender equality, and a wine and dessert reception for fans and filmmakers alike.

Where: The Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave, New York 10003
When: Monday, March 12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. EST

Tuesday, March 13 for the Women/Girls and Media: Power, Storytelling, and #MeToo Panel

This panel of gender equality leaders in film, media, and advocacy will discuss best practices for broadening the existing media economy and leveraging media to highlight women and girls’ voices.

Featured speakers include Rachael Denhollander, the #MeToo survivor who broke the Larry Nassar Case with the Indianapolis Star Newspaper; Lenora Lapidus, Director of the Women’s Rights Project at the National Headquarters of the ACLU; Tonya Pinkins, Tony Award Winner on the #TimesUp Data Collection Committee; and more.

Where: 4 W 43rd Street, New York 10036, “Social Hall”
When: Tuesday, March 13 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Tickets: First come, first served