Important Screening

The Womens Tree and La Tienda Present:


Miss Representation

Documentary Screening and Discussion

Saturday, November 17, 2012

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Performance Space at La Tienda

Facilitated audience discussion follows the film.

Admission is free of charge. Donations are welcome.

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the documentary Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women.  Please help us educate and make a difference for the next generation of women.


Two Screenings this week

Join us on Wednesday, October 3 for the Presidential Debate.  We will show the debate on the full screen in the Performance Space.

This is a free, non-partisan, community event.  La Plancha will provide dinner service for those who wish to reserve a table by emailing

Doors open at 6:30 pm.

We will screen the documentary, “Miss Representation,” on Thursday, October 4 at 7 pm.  This is an important film and we strongly encourage you to bring young women and teens to the event.  Tickets are $10 at the door, but teenaged girls who are accompanied by an adult get in for free.  Check out the trailer and join us for this event!