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League of Women Voters to Show 'Miss Representation' Documentary

League of Women Voters to Show 'Miss Representation' Documentary

The following information was submitted by the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst. 

Join the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst on March 20th at 7:00 pm at the Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, as they view the movie “Miss Representation.”

The movie is a documentary whose motto is “You can’t be what you can’t see.”  The movie investigates how the conventional media portrays women in denigrating ways.  

Teenage girls’ stories are entwined with interviews with influential women.  These women depict positive role models for these young women.  The film explores the long-term effect the media has on young women’s self-image and the direct effect it has on the number of women in leadership positions.    

As a champion of women’s suffrage and a key player in civic affairs, the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst is calling on the public to recognize Women’s History Month, an annual commemoration each March to mark the achievements of women to our society.

“The League of Women Voters of Elmhurst is proud to honor the hard work of generations of women,” said Sue Whitworth, President of the Elmhurst League.  

“We are particularly grateful for the incredible work women in Elmhurst have done to improve our community, educate voters, and make our democracy work for us all.” League members work year-round to assist all voters by providing fact-based information about important community issues, and improving the quality of life in Elmhurst.

Join the League for an evening of social discourse.  There will be a social time for 30 minutes before the presentation to meet current members of the League.  For further information, go to http// www.lwvelmhurst.org

This program is open to the public and not an Elmhurst Public Library program.

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