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BRIEF: Book Parlor to show “Miss Representation”

At 6 p.m. on March 21 The Book Parlor will show “Miss Represenation,” a documentary that “exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.”

It tells stories from teenage girls and includes interviews from politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, including Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem.

A discussion will follow the viewing, facilitated by The Rev. Liv Larson Andrews.

For information call 328-6527

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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