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The Media Maze: Media Literacy for Adult Advocates of Girls


This workshop applies to girls of all backgrounds, gender identities, and ethnicities. Adults 18 and over only, please!

If you spend any time with teen girls (and their male peers) — as a teacher, parent, group leader, friend, or relative — you know that social media, the internet, TV shows, and music videos rule teens’ worlds. How can you learn media literacy skills you can pass on to girls?

You’re invited to learn About-Face’s tools and tips for guiding teen girls in truly understanding media messages — tools that instill productive critical thinking, not just criticism. You’ll learn the basics of media literacy in an interactive, hands-on workshop. And you’ll learn the dos and don’ts of engaging with youth about some of the most difficult media-related issues they face, such as body image, adult content, and gender roles.

Workshop Leader: Jennifer Berger, Executive Director of About-Face

Workshop Leader: Jennifer Berger, Executive Director of About-Face

WHEN: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 — 6:30-8:00 PM
WHERE: About-Face office, Downtown San Francisco (address provided upon registration)
Dinner will be provided
$5-25 suggested donation

Register here! 



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Past events

The Vagina Monologues, performances benefitting About-Face
February 12 and 13, 2015
Impact Hub Bay Area, San Francisco, CA

About-Face Embody Awards Event honoring Rashida Jones
December 4, 2014
Impact Hub Bay Area, San Francisco, CA

#MoreThanBeautiful Action
Sunday, November 30th
Powell Street BART station, San Francisco, CA

Patxi’s Pizza Fundraiser
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Patxi’s Pizza, Hayes Valley, San Francisco

#LifeHasNoFilter Action 
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Market and Powell Street, San Francisco

Kjerstin Gruys’ Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall Book Benefit
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Books Inc. Opera Plaza, San Francisco

Drinks For About-Face
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Tonic, San Francisco

Catfight Comebacks action
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Stonestown Galleria, San Francisco

Pisco Latin Lounge Happy Hour Fundraiser
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Pisco Latin Lounge, San Francisco

Patxi’s Pizza Fundraiser
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Patxi’s Pizza, Hayes Valley, San Francisco

About-Face booth at SF Bazaar
Saturday/Sunday, December 7-8-2013
Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco

2013 About-Face Embody Awards honoring Thick Dumpling Skin
Thursday, November 21, 2013
San Francisco, CA
To see the invitation, click here.

Real Size, Not Lies! — Action to End Vanity Sizing
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Market Street at Powell Street, San Francisco

About-Face Halloween Happy Hour
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
John Colins Cocktails, San Francisco

Yoga for Body Peace
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
ACLU of Northern California (39 Drumm St., San Francisco)

Operation All Bodies Real Love
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Abercrombie & Fitch store on Market Street and Victoria’s Secret in Union Square, San Francisco

Operation Real Bodies Real Love
View details
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Victoria’s Secret, Union Square, San Francisco

About-Face Update Meeting and Hangout
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sticker-Bombing Action
Saturday, March 23, 2013

About-Face booth at Bazaar Bizarre
Concourse Exhibition Center (East Hall), San Francisco
Saturday/Sunday, December 1-2, 2012

Panel to discuss Miss Representation, Oasis For Girls benefit screening
Delancey Street Screening Room, San Francisco, CA
November 14, 2012

Table at Brandi Carlile Concert
August 2012

About-Face tables at Sunday Streets San Francisco, 2012
October 21 (Excelsior), September 9 (Western Addition/N. Panhandle Alamo Square), August 26 (Chinatown), August 5 (Mission), July 22 (Bayview/Dogpatch), July 1 (Mission), June 3 (Mission), May 6 (Mission), April 15 (Great Highway/Golden Gate Park), March 11 (Embarcadero)

Q&A with Jennifer Siebel Newsom, director of Miss Representation, moderated by Jennifer Berger, Executive Director
The Hamlin School, July 2012

Panel to discuss Miss Representation, Oshman JCC, Palo Alto CA
May 2012

About-Face Embody Award Event Honoring Peggy Orenstein, Spring 2012
May 10, 2012 View invitation

An Evening with the Author: Reading with Peggy Orenstein
February 2012 View details

Panel to discuss the film Miss Representation
Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA
May 2012

About-Face Open House with Cupcakes and Champagne
June 2011

Embody Award Event Honoring Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Fall 2010
November 2010

About-Face Media-Literacy Workshop Demonstration
The Hamlin School, San Francisco, CA
August 2010