Title: Killing Us Softly 4
Date: February 28, 2018
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Location: PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center)
Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Zala Volcic, Visiting Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Event information: Killing Us Softly 4 is the new, highly anticipated update of Dr. Jean Kilbourne’s pioneering Killing Us Softly documentary series. In this fourth edition, Dr. Kilbourne, an internationally recognized scholar, takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity, challenging a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence. After the film screening, Dr. Zala Volcic, Visiting Assistant Professor (Communication Studies) and author of numerous books, will facilitate a group discussion and answer questions. Volcic’s research and creative works focus on relationships between media, gender, nationalism, collective memory, and politics.
Everyone—students, staff, faculty, and members of the broader university community—is welcome to attend the screening and contribute to the conversation on this timely and important topic.
For more information, contact Rob Madrigal, Pfau Library, at (909) 537-5104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.