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The Representation Project amplifies and elevates the impact of our films by bringing them to classrooms and youth-serving organizations worldwide. Our comprehensive educational curricula feature age appropriate video modules, interactive discussions, and thought-provoking activities. With content for kindergarten through post-secondary, our curricula are the go-to resource for developing media literacy, fostering social emotional learning (SEL), and critically examining the representation of gender. Learn more below.
The Miss Representation curriculum helps students from kindergarten through university develop media literacy and critically examine representations of gender. To date, we have distributed more than 5,000 copies worldwide.
The Mask You Live In curriculum helps students from kindergarten through university develop social and emotional learning (SEL) and critically examine gender roles. To date, we have distributed nearly 1,000 copies worldwide.
The Global Youth Rep program is for high school and college students who are committed to ending limiting stereotypes and social injustices on their campuses and in their communities. As a Global Youth Rep, your students will participate in The Representation Project's social action campaigns (such as #BuildConfidence, #AskHerMore, and #NotBuyingIt), screen one of The Representation Project’s films, and spread the films’ messages throughout your campus and community.
The Representation Project's Global Youth Advisory Council is made up of 25 amazing high school and college students, representing four countries. Each Council member organizes local youth by facilitating a Global Youth Rep chapter on their campus or community.
The Representation Project is excited to announce the first annual Youth Leadership Summit. This event will take place on August 6th 2016 from 9am - 4pm at the Automattic Building at 132 Hawthorne St in San Francisco. Youth between the ages of 14-24 from around the bay area will gather to discuss youth-related issues, be empowered by inspirational speakers, and make a commitment to promote The Representation Project’s mission to end limiting stereotypes and social injustices.
Click here RSVP yourself, group or your youth leaders for The Representation Project's Youth Leadership Summit.
EDUCATOR TRAINING PROGRAM
The Representation Project’s Educator Training Program teaches educators the best practices for using The Mask You Live In and Miss Representation curricula in your classrooms. Complete the following application to get started.
For the 2015-2016 academic year, the Educator Training Program is limited to schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.
#TheRepTest is a media literacy tool, sparking conversation about overall representation in film, television, and video games and encouraging more diversity in the entertainment industry.
We want complex, dynamic female characters we can relate to! Take the #MissRepTest to see if a female character positively represents girls and women or if she falls back on familiar gender stereotypes.
The LGBT community is often misrepresented in the media, who sometimes reduce LGBT characters to stereotypes and punchlines. Take this quiz to find out how well a character represents the LGBT community and tweet the character’s grade at the media makers.
At The Representation Project, "Beyond The Mask" refers to actions or behaviors that go beyond the narrow definition of what it means to "be a man." Join us and grade male characters as role models.
'MISS REPRESENTATION' CONVERSATION STARTERS
Help youth lead activities with their class, youth group, or club. These peer-led sessions guide participants through considering the ways mainstream media shapes beliefs and practices when it comes to women and girls. The Mask You Live In resources coming soon.
Student athletes use our tools to examine how media shapes beliefs about behavior, informs self-concepts, and perpetuates limiting stereotypes about girls and women. The Mask You Live In resources coming soon.
Help the parents in your program or school lead activities with their kids. They'll consider the ways mainstream media shapes beliefs and practices when it comes to women and girls. The Mask You Live In resources coming soon.
Lead activities with your student athlete. Together, you'll consider the ways mainstream media shapes beliefs and practices when it comes to women and girls. The Mask You Live In resources coming soon.
Engage your student athletes in hands-on activities designed to spark a discussion about what it means to “Be a Man” and support them in becoming their whole selves.