Guest blog by Katie Schaeffers, Executive Director, PCFF.
In honor of International Women’s Day this Thursday March 8, we’re excited to announce the screening of Miss Representation at PCFF 2012. The film has received a lot of critical acclaim already, and many of you may have seen it at other festivals or on television. So, we’re bringing Miss Representation to the people we think might benefit the most from watching it – young girls and boys who can and will be the ones to change the media landscape, and their accountability within it. We’re inviting students from all over Vancouver to watch the film as part of our Youth Programming on April 19 at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
Watch a trailer of Miss Representation here.
Following the screening, Loretta Cella, Founder of the Passion Foundation will lead a workshop focused on empowerment. Loretta began the Passion Foundation in November 2009 with a mission to help young women achieve success in life by teaching them to support one another. We’re thrilled to be partnering with her this year to bring this very important message to our young audience.
Also, stay tuned for more news on Loretta’s next project and how Projecting Change will be supporting her.
Here’s what some of our favourite local change-makers are doing in honor of International Women’s Day:
• Dress for Success Vancouver is hosting their annual event IMPACT, an event for change. Purchase tickets here.
• The City of Vancouver will recognize “Remarkable Women” at a special cocktail reception: vancouver.ca/eeo/womensday.htm
• Check out opening night of the Women in Film Festival: www.womeninfilm.ca/filmfestival.html
• Oxfam hosts “Women. Food. Planet.” at the Vancouver Public Library: bit.ly/z80rEb