Dole Branch Library invites teen girls to discuss gender issues through film series

Girls Outside the Box begins June 15

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By Oak Park Public Library

What does it mean to be a girl in 2014? Women experience gender-based discrimination and violence, and are bombarded with negative messages about not living up to the female 'ideal.' Through films, activities and discussion, adolescent girls will explore gender roles, stereotypes, and develop some tools to successfully navigate through the challenges of being a young woman in the 21st Century. The film series takes place at 4 pm on Sundays June 15 and July 13 at Dole Branch Library, 255 Augusta, Oak Park.

June 15: The movie, A Girl's Life explores today's challenges for teen girls, including bullying, social stress, and media messages. 

July 13: Codes of Gender explores the role of gender in our everyday lives and how the use of advertising influences ideas about masculinity and femininity. 

Please join us for these powerful films. No registration required.

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Email: communications@oppl.org Twitter: @OakParkLibrary

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Agreed  

Posted: June 14th, 2014 8:46 PM

For Brian: SPOT on, mon frere, spot on!

Brian Slowiak from Westchester  

Posted: June 13th, 2014 7:09 PM

Foomer: Never question Oak Park authority. Never. The date, time location of your re-education class is forth coming.

Foomer  

Posted: June 13th, 2014 1:15 PM

In the spirit of equality is there going to be a similar discussion focusin on young males?

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