Miami, March 6, 2019 – Outmoded stereotypes and antiquated attitudes documenting gender bias and sexism will be explored during the screening of REWIND: Wayback Wednesday: Hey! That’s Sexist!, Wednesday, March 13, at noon. Presented by the acclaimed Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College (MDC), the screening will also highlight women who pushed back on a sexist society and helped make a new world for everyone. The event is free and open to the public.
“Everybody’s aware of sexism and gender bias in these days of #MeToo,” said Wolfson Archives Director Rene Ramos. “But not so long-ago sexist attitudes and misogynistic behavior that we’d find outrageous weren’t considered controversial or even particularly remarkable. Screening materials that highlight sexism can give young people an idea of social attitudes before they were born.”
The screening showcases selected news film clips and video stories from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Wayback Wednesday: Hey! That’s Sexist! includes language and imagery that some viewers may find disturbing.
Events at the Wolfson Archives are presented with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
For more information, please contact the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at 305-237-7731 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at MDC
The Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives is an official moving image repository and archives of the State of Florida and is one of the largest institutions of its kind in the United States. Lynn Wolfson helped found the Moving Image Archives in 1984, along with Ralph Renick and historian Arva Moore Parks. Named in honor of Lynn and the late Louis Wolfson II, a Florida legislator and leader in the state’s communications industry, the Archives is solely operated by Miami Dade College, and is housed in a 9,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility on MDC’s Wolfson Campus. The Archives’ collections include 35,000 hours of videotape and 23 million feet of film. A local television news collection dates to the late 1940s, with footage from landmark television station WTVJ (first in Florida, 18th in the nation) as well as WPLG, WCKT, WCIX, and WINK. The capstone of activities at the Archives is a long-term digitization project funded generously by an additional gift from Lynn Wolfson.