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  • Evening with Geena Davis: March 7 at Scripps College Performing Arts Center in Claremont, Calif.
    Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis will delve into the topic of gender equality in media at 7:30 p.m. March 7 in Claremont, Calif. Davis serves as the chair of the California Commission on the Status of Women and was appointed in October as the Special Envoy for Women and Girls in the field of technology for the United Nations. Find out more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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About Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Six years ago, while watching children's entertainment with her young daughter, Academy Award winner Geena Davis noticed a remarkable imbalance in the ratio of male to female characters. From that small starting point, Davis commissioned the largest research study ever undertaken on gender in children's entertainment. The research showed that in the top-grossing G-rated films, there were three male characters for every one female - a statistic that still has not improved. The Institute is the leading resource for gender in media research, trends and education for the entertainment industry and the public. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and See Jane are a project of Community Partners.
About See Jane
See Jane is a program of the Institute that utilizes research, education and advocacy to engage the entertainment industry and recognize the need for gender balance and varied portrayals of females and male characters into movies, TV, and other media aimed at children 11 and under. We work cooperatively and collaboratively with entertainment creators to encourage them to be leaders in creating positive change.
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