The Valparaiso University Law School Women Law Students Association (WLSA) is hosting a viewing of the documentary film Miss Representation on November 8th from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m., in Pelzer, Weseman Hall.
The film, directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, discusses how women are often valued more for their beauty, looks and youth rather than their intellectual capabilities. The movie reviews the life of several young women, politicians, actors, journalists, academics and activists such as Margaret Cho, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem, as well as presenting facts and statistics to review women’s position in modern society.
Founded in 1974, the Women Law Students Association (WLSA) has been instrumental in the recruiting and supporting of women law students at Valparaiso. The number of women enrolled at Valparaiso is about 46% of the student body. WLSA provides support and works to locate future employment opportunities for its members. WLSA furthers its goals by sponsoring speakers and cosponsoring special guests and social events with other student groups.