SASC Hosts Jean Kilbourne

Apr 22 2011

Jean Kilbourne in Waterloo presenting:
The Naked Truth: Advertising's Image of Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kitchener, April 22nd 2011 - The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC) is proud to have Dr. Jean Kilbourne as our keynote speaker for this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month event! On May 5th 2011 at 7 p.m., Kilbourne will be presenting The Naked Truth: Advertising's Image of Women.

Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising. She is the creator of the renowned Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women film series and the author of the award-winning books Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel and So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids (with Diane E. Levin).

Kilbourne manages to discuss issues in a way that includes and reaches men as well as women and that powerfully illustrates how these images affect all of us. Entertaining, fast-paced, sometimes hilarious, her presentation will also be profound and deeply serious. It will encourage dialogue and a new way of looking at oneself as well as one another.

Very special thanks to CTV news anchor, Janine Grespan, who will be our Master of Ceremonies for this year's event. Doors to the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall at Wilfrid Laurier University open at 6:30 p.m. Free parking for the evening is available behind St. Michael's Campus. Seating is limited so community members are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are $15 each and can be obtained:

Over the phone using Visa or MasterCard by calling (519) 571-0121In person at the SASC office (201-151 Frederick St. Kitchener) In person at Words Worth Books (100 King St. South, Waterloo).

(Ticket subsides are available through SASC for those with low or no income.)

This event is made possible by the generosity of the following sponsors: Kiwanis Club of Kitchener-Waterloo, Kiwanis Club of Twin Cities, Marketing Magic, Rotary Club of Kitchener-Waterloo, Walper Terrace Hotel, Waterloo Region Record, and Words Worth Books.

Please note: SASC has also arranged a free showing of Jean Kilbourne's Killing Us Softly 4 on May 12th 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Princess Twin Cinema in Waterloo.

Further media inquiries can be directed to Sara Casselman, Public Relations & Operations Manager, SASC, at (519) 571-0121 x23 or sara@sascwr.org.

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