Entertainment, Policy and Community Leaders to Address Impact of Media Images on Youth

Washington, D.C. Summit Calls for Media Literacy

WHAT: The Creative Coalition, Girl Scouts of the USA, National Association of Broadcasters, and National Cable and Telecommunications Association call together national leadership to address media literacy for youth

WHO: Academy award-winning actress Geena DavisTim Daly, actor and Co-President of The Creative Coalition; actors and members of The Creative Coalition Steven Weber and Rachael Leigh CookSalaam Coleman Smith, President of The Style Network; Suzanne Malveaux, CNN White House correspondent;  Ann Shoket, Editor-in-Chief Seventeen Magazine; Emme, Supermodel and leading advocate for positive body images; Maria Brennan, CEO Women in Cable Telecommunications; Kim Myles, host of HGTV’s Myles of Styles; Jess Weiner, author, self-esteem expert and the Global Ambassador for the Dove Self-Esteem Fund; Lisa Dollinger, Chief Communications Officer, Clear Channel Communications, Inc.; Judy Schoenberg, Director of Research and Outreach, Girl Scouts of the USA; April McClain-Delaney, DC Director, Common Sense Media; Kyle McSlarrow, CEO of NCTA; Gordon Smith, CEO of NAB; Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition, Teen Girl Scouts from the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, and others TBA

WHEN/WHERE:
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Capitol Visitors Center (Room HVC 215)
U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC
To register for the Summit or for additional information please go to
http://healthymediaforyouth.eventbrite.com/

As children’s media use continues to increase, all youth would benefit from seeing healthy and positive messages about girls and women. Girls in particular struggle throughout their lives with how to reconcile the images of girls and women portrayed in the media with their own body image, self worth and potential.

Join Keynote Speaker, Academy Award winner and long-time advocate for women and girls, Geena Davis, in a conversation about ways to promote healthy images and media literacy. Davis is the founder of the non-profit, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and its programming arm See Jane, which engages film and television creators to dramatically increase the percentages of female characters.

The Creative Coalition, Girl Scouts of the USA, the National Association of Broadcasters, and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association believe every child deserves to live in an environment that fosters confidence and character. We recognize that as children’s media use continues to increase, all youth would benefit from experiencing healthy and positive messages about girls and women, and tools such as media literacy education, public education and career exploration can be invaluable to young people.

***PRESS MUST BE CREDENTIALED. INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE WITH: PANEL PARTICPANTS AND SPEAKERS***

CONTACT: Dennis St. Rose, The Creative Coalition, 212-512-8570,DStRose@TheCreativeCoalition.org
Joshua Ackley, Girl Scouts of the USA, 212-852-8038, jackley@girlscouts.org

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Press Contact

Dennis St. Rose, The Creative Coalition, 212-512-8570, DStrose@TheCreativeCoalition.org

Joshua Ackley, Girl Scouts of the USA, 212-852-8038, jackley@girlscouts.org

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