Friday, October 8, 2010

Healthy Media for Youth is a Hit in DC!

The 2010 Healthy Media for Youth Summit was a huge success - I was there for all the excitement and so was the media. First up, USA Today.

Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis, Laurie Westley - Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Advocacy & the Girl Scout Research Institute - center, and Robin Bronk - CEO, The Creative Coalition - right, pose for a photo with a group of Girl Scouts at the 2010 Healthy Media for Youth Summit on Wednesday in Washington!

One of my favorite Blogs, Politico, was on hand at The Healthy Media for Youth Summit and reports that Actress Geena Davis has played a slew of powerful women: A member of the first female professional baseball league in the film "A League of Their Own," the first female president on the TV show "Commander in Chief" and a woman escaping her controlling husband in the now-classic movie "Thelma and Louise." And as Davis explained Wednesday on Capitol Hill, those choices weren't by accident. Davis related that:
"A group did a study after 'Commander in Chief' was on the air that showed that
people who watched the show were 68% more likely to vote for a female candidate after watching just one season - It speaks to the point where if you see it, you can be it."
For more information on The 2010 Healthy Media for Youth Summit -
go here! More to come on this, so stay tuned.