Geena Davis Visits Webster, Challenges Gender Stereotyping for Children

| November 29, 2012
Geena Davis at Webster University

Davis’ public talk on gender stereotypes drew wall-to-wall attendees from the Webster community.

Davis spoke on the importance of presenting a more balanced view of gender equality to children.

The Webster University community turned out to pack the East Academic Building Rooms 253/262 Nov. 29 for an Academy Award-winning actress.

Geena Davis was on campus for the screening of a Webster University School of Communications-produced public service announcement around a project with her Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

The PSA produced by School of Communications assistant professor Aaron AuBuchon and his video production class was one of five selected for the institute‚Äôs “Guess Who?” video and curriculum series, which teaches young children to challenge gender stereotypes, showing men and women in nontraditional careers.

After the screening, Davis spoke to a standing-room-only crowd about the importance of the media presenting a more balanced view of gender equality and representation to children ages 11 and younger.

View more photos from the event on Webster’s Facebook and Flickr pages.

School of Communications faculty and the student video production team enjoyed lunch with Davis prior to the PSA screening and Q&A session.

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    1. This is great! Are we able to see the PSA that was produced by Webster students and faculty?

    2. Marianne Kirk says:

      The PSA produced by Webster students and faculty will be ready for viewing March 2013. In the mean time, you can watch a video of Geena Davis’s visit to Webster here: http://youtu.be/jqC7uyWkADk