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Jennifer Siebel Newsom, advocate for challenging and overcoming gender stereotypes, will discuss the misrepresentation of women in the media at the Lorenzo Cultural Center

– Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00PM

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, actress, filmmaker, speaker and president and CEO of the nonprofit organization The Representation Project, will present Women & Girls in the Media at 7 p.m. on March 23 at Macomb Community College’s Lorenzo Cultural Center in Clinton Township. Newsom will provide an examination of the current climate of American media, its representation of women in leadership positions and the impact on our culture.   This is the concluding presentation of a three-part Speakers Series presented by First State Bank, which brings prominent, thought-provoking commentators to the college.   

“The Lorenzo Cultural Center is pleased to be able to offer a speaker of Jennifer Newsome’s caliber,” said Casandra Ulbrich, vice president, College Advancement and Community Relations, Macomb Community College. “She offers a powerful perspective shaped by her personal journey from actress to filmmaker and nonprofit CEO focused on inspiring individuals and communities to confront and overcome the often distorted or limiting stereotypes that American media promulgates.”    

Newsom wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary film Miss Representation, which scrutinized the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenged the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women. She was an executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary, The Invisible War, which unveiled the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military. She is also an executive producer on the documentary The Hunting Ground, an exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses.

Tickets for the presentation are $20.  Tickets that also include a 5:30 p.m. meet & greet with Newsom prior to the presentation are $35.   Call 586.286.2222 or go online to for tickets. The college is also offering free showings of the film Miss Representation March 15 at 2 p.m. at its Center Campus Library and April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Lorenzo Cultural Center.

About the Lorenzo Cultural Center

The Lorenzo Cultural Center ( provides interactive learning opportunities for all ages, extending student discovery beyond classroom walls and creating multi-faceted experiences for community members to explore the influences and experiences that shape our community’s heritage.  The cultural center is located on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township.

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 40,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

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