WomenSource proudly presents Girl Power 2016: Miss Representation

thumbImg6GAINESVILLE, Ga.- WomenSource is proud to announce that its annual workshop, Girl Power, is on its way to a record-breaking year of attendance. The event for middle and high school age girls – and the women who love them – is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville.

This year’s focus is on the misrepresentation of girls and women in America. The workshop will begin with the group viewing the 2011 documentary “MISS Representation” which highlights the misrepresentation of women in the U.S. media.

At the conclusion of the film, the group will be divided into breakout sessions. Those sessions include the way girls and women misrepresent themselves in online/social media activities as well as face-to-face interactions through clothing, speech and behavior.

“We’ll also cover misrepresentation in the mirror – the lies we tell ourselves, the way we sell ourselves short – as well as discuss ways that women and girls can present themselves confidently and tastefully,” said Kristen Green, Ph.D, a licensed clinical psychologist with Chattahoochee Child Psychology Services and co-chair of Girl Power.

Girl Power is free and includes breakfast and lunch. A limited number of spaces are still available. Due to seating and catering, pre-registration is required by Thursday, Jan. 28 or until capacity is reached. Women and girls should register online at www.WomenSource.info.

“We’re excited to bring Girl Power 2016 to the community,” said Kingsley Peeples, chair of the WomenSource Board of Directors. “It’s a privilege to offer this program that helps girls and the women who love them to find their own voices and strengths.”

WomenSource extends a heartfelt thanks to community partners for Girl Power 2016, McDonald’s and JH Photography, as well as their annual sponsors, Chattahoochee Child Psychology Services, The Dominguez & Jones Wealth Management Group, Jackson EMC, Murrayville Veterinary Clinic, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Brenau University and The Times.

For additional information on Girl Power, please contact WomenSource at (770) 503-9060 or visit www.womensource.info.

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About Miss Representation ant The Representation Project

Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s first film Miss Representation premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and exposed the ways in which mainstream media and culture contribute to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.

The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions.

In response to overwhelming public demand for ongoing education and social action in support of the film’s message, Newsom founded the organization that has become The Representation Project in April 2011. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, The Representation Project inspires individuals and communities to create a world free of limiting stereotypes and social injustices.

About WomenSource

WomenSource is a nonprofit, charitable organization that was founded in partnership with the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County, North Georgia Community Foundation and United Way of Hall County. WomenSource serves women of all ages, backgrounds, races and socioeconomic levels in the Gainesville-Hall County community.

All programs and events are made possible by funding from memberships, sponsorships, and grants.

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