April 20, 2011

Actress Geena Davis to Help the Girl Scouts Launch New Media Campaign

Girl Scouts The Girl Scouts of the USA is leading the charge to promote healthy and positive images of women and girls in the media, and they’ve got some star power behind their efforts.

On Wednesday, April 27th, Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis and former FCC commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate are joining the Girl Scouts of the USA, the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association and The Creative Coalition to launch Healthy MEdia: Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls – to kick start a National Conversation about the issue.

Geena Davis Member of the commission include Katherine Schwarzenegger (daughter of Gov. Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver), model Emme, NBC Chief Medical Editor Nancy Snyderman and Seventeen Magazine Editor-in-Chief Ann Shoket, among others.

Join Geena and Debi – along with teenage Girl Scouts – for a free discussion about how the media portrays women and girls.  And yes, there WILL be Girl Scout cookies! 

The event will be held April 27, 2011 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the National Association of Broadcasters (1771 N Street NW). 

To RSVP, email: advocacy@girlscouts.org.  For press questions email Jill Bader: jbader@girlscouts.org.  (PF tipster)

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