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Screen & Tweet: "The Great American Lie"

October 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:45pm
University Library - Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

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In celebration of National Media Literacy Week.

In her new documentary, The Great American Lie, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and First Partner of California, Jennifer Siebel Newsom exposes social and economic immobility viewed through the lens of our gendered values.

"We need renewed economic and social mobility in this country," said Siebel Newsom. "I hope my film will spark a national conversation around how the elevation of stereotypically ‘masculine’ values has led to extreme social and economic immobility and how, if we elevate more ‘feminine’ values such as empathy, care, and community, we can fix some of these systemic inequities."

The Great American Lie reveals how this inequality is rooted in our beliefs with the cultural pendulum swinging too far towards revering things we consider "masculine," like individualism, power and money, at the expense of things we consider "feminine," like empathy, care, and collaboration.

This event is brought to you by students in Journalism365 News Literacy and their community engagement collaboration with NewseumED in Washington, D.C. and the Oviatt Library in celebration of National Media Literacy Week. During the screening, students will live tweet about the documentary.

In partnership with the Journalism Department, Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication, and NewseumED in Washington, D.C.

Join the conversation online #MediaLitwk

Refreshments will be served.

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In partnership with the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication Department of Journalism and the Center for Media Literacy

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