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February 23, 2021

Representations of Black Women in Hollywood

This study examines representations of Black women and girls in entertainment media in 2019. Much of the existing research on race and gender in entertainment media analyzes representations of women and Black people as two distinct groups, but far less is known about the intersectional depictions of Black girls and women in Hollywood.
February 08, 2021

Virtual See Jane Salon – Black Women in Hollywood

"The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there." – Viola Davis Join us on February 23rd for a panel discussion and launch of new research on the representation of Black girls and women in popular family films and TV.
February 08, 2021

Closing the STEM Gender Gap

In the UK, men outnumber women three-to-one in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions. This enormous gender gap persists, despite decades of government and private programs aimed at increasing the number of girls and women in STEM. The British Consulate partnered with the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media to conduct the first systematic assessment of the role media plays in this persistent STEM gender gap.
January 30, 2021

Influencer Screening – Mission Unstoppable Girl Squad

Mission Unstoppable Girl Squad! Scientist Jackie Means will lead a fun DIY experiment and fans will get a sneak peek at what's in store for Season 2 of Mission Unstoppable. We were joined by the show's newest correspondent and NASA Datanaut Fig O’Reilly and Executive Producer and Showrunner Anna Wenger.
January 30, 2021

Mission Unstoppable Season 2 Launch

Join Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), host and Executive Producer of Mission Unstoppable and Institute Founder and Executive Producer Geena Davis, for an interactive, live event where we will talk all things STEM!
January 29, 2021

Influencer Screening – Never Gonna Snow Again

A masseur from the East enters the lives of the rich residents of a bland, walled off community. Despite their wealth, the residents emit an inner sadness, a longing. The mysterious newcomer's hands heal, his eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of their seemingly safer childhood. Zhenia, for this is his name, changes their lives.

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