ADRIAN – On Wednesday, Mar. 8, the Adrian College Women’s & Gender Studies department will host a screening of the film “Represent” on campus.
“Represent,” directed by Hillary Bechelder, follows the stories of three women entering the field of public service to enhance their communities. Myya, a 22-year-old youth politician, leads a youth movement to try and unseat the incumbent mayor of Detroit, while 33-year-old Byrn in runs for town trustee in the small town of Granville, Ohio against the only other woman in the town’s congress. The third story is about Julie, a 47-year-old Korean immigrant who seeks a Republican seat in a suburb just outside of Chicago.
“Represent” will be screened in Jones 110 during the Women’s Diversity Day event hosted by the Adrian College Women’s and Gender Studies department. The film will be shown under this year’s theme, “Sexism is Structural and Subtle.”
The film’s director, Hillary Bechelder, and one of the film’s subjects, Byrn Bird, will be virtually attending the screening and have a Q&A session with viewers after the showing.