Friday, May 1, 2009

Symposium on how women are being portrayed in commercial media today



On Saturday, May 9, at 3:00pm at Pasadena City College’s Vosloh Forum, an entertaining, educational and empowering forum examines how women are being portrayed in commercial media today. Entitled “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby?” this special program will survey mainstream television and print ads and will look at how female body images are being thinned, stretched, tweaked, distorted, sexualized, and objectified while older women are being erased before our very eyes. What are the trends? And what does it all mean for men as well as women? And what can be done to return a little reality to reality tv?

A New Media production, “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby?” is part of a public affairs program produced at Pasadena City College. This will be the first production with a “live” audience. Using history to frame headlines, listeners travel through time in a quest for context.

“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby?” starts its examination with a brief stop in 1969, before returning to present-day images and commentary by a panel of experts followed by questions and answers exchanged with the audience. While normally a radio show, this particular program of the “A Figure of Speech” series will be made available as a Mother’s Day video podcast via the Internet. The special 90-minute program concludes with a coffee and tea mixer outside on the Vosloh Patio to encourage further discussion and interaction with audience members.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome. As this program was inspired by Mother’s Day, a special invitation is extended to anyone, male or female, who has or had a mother. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 626-607-7457 or online via comment on the RSVP page of

Pasadena City College is located at 1570 E. Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. On-campus parking is $2.

JCK would like to thank all the women who have contributed to the Motherscribe Interview Series. Because of this series, JCK has been asked to be a panelist at the symposium on May 9th.

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texasholly said...

Yeah! So glad that the interview series has opened doors for you. Told ya so!

Sounds like a great event.

Jen said...

Cool! Good for you! Sounds right up your alley. Watch out people, here comes JCK!

flutter said...

you are going to rock the HELL out of that symposium

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Congratulations! My daughter takes classes at PCC.

happygeek said...

I'm thinking you should wear your fishnets:)

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

That is too cool! I am loving reading the interviews too!
You are going to make this world a better place for our daughters--I just know it :)

jlo said...

Thanks for the shout out! Good luck at the symposium.

Madge said...

congrats! this sounds like a wonderful, wonderful event!

Margaret said...

I will be walking my 5th grade Girl Scout troop across the Golden Gate Bridge that day. But the program sound terrific. Have a great time.

phd in yogurtry said...

You go lay some Motherscribe vibe on 'em, JCK! I'd love to be there.

painted maypole said...

wow. that will be interesting. can't wait to hear what you have to say about it!

Ginaagain said...

Congratulations!!! You are an excellent choice! I can't wait to hear how it goes.

apathy lounge said...

Awesome! Good for you!!

painted maypole said...

ps I've cast you in a little play at my place

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