Portland, September 20th. Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon held a festive Premiere of the documentary, Miss Representation. The fundraiser was held at the Bagdad Theater on SE Hawthorne Blvd.
According to Girls Inc., the documentary, Miss Representation tackles issues relevant to girls: “The media is educating yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lies in her youth, beauty and sexuality—and not in her capacity as a leader, making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential.”
Miss Representation, is an award winning documentary which asks: “What can we do?”
Girls Inc. of Northwest Oregon works to inspire girls, ages 8-18, to be strong, smart, and bold. Its gender-specific programs and research-based curricula, “Provide girls with the confidence and self-esteem to access a bright and economically-independent future. Available throughout the Portland-metro area, Girls Inc. programs help girls form a healthy peer network, achieve academically, and begin preparing for their future through girls’ group meetings, one-on-one mentoring sessions, and enrichment activities.”
Girls Inc. of NW Oregon set a goal to raise $15,000 to implement 9 sessions of Girls Inc. Media Literacy with girls in the Portland community.