Thursday, October 7, 2010

Summit on Healthy Media for Youth Today on Capitol Hill

Super stars Geena Davis and Alfre Woodard headlined the "Healthy Media for Youth Summit" today on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The event was co-sponsored by Girl Scouts of the USA, The National Association of Broadcasters, The National Cable and Telecommunications Association, and The Creative Coalition.

The Summit explored the impact of the media on youth, especially girls', self image and brought together a coalition to promote healthy and positive images of women and girls through industry best practices, media literacy programs, career exploration, and opportunities for girls.

Ms. Davis said, "I have spent most of my adult life advocating for women and girls," and has advocated to put more strong female characters on screen. She spoke about how "a group did a study after 'Commander in Chief' was on the air that showed that people who watched the show were 68% more likely to vote for a female candidate after watching just one season. It speaks to the point where if you see it, you can be it."

If you liked this post, you can subscribe to this blog by clicking here. Please also follow our updates or Re-Tweet our posts onTwitter at join us on Facebook at

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...