Gender in Media: The Mistruths in Reality

The Dallas Women’s Foundation,  in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Dallas Young Professionals, will host a unique forum this summer to examine how gender bias and stereotypes of women of color in reality television can lead to women and girls being undervalued or overlooked in positions of leadership and power. 
Gender in Media: The Mistruths in Reality
Friday, August 16, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Reception – 5:30 pm, Program – 6:15 pm
The Pads – Aloft Dallas Downtown
1033 Young St., Dallas 75202
Parking: Aloft Hotel parking lot is $10. Limited parking meters available
Tickets are $15 ULGDYP members (pre-sale only) and $20 General Admission for the Forum and Reception. 

Keynote speaker Sil Lai Abrams, NABJ award-winning writer, antidomestic violence activist and founder of


Featured Guests:

  • Panel moderator Nikki Woods, producer, Tom Joyner Morning Show
  • Panelist Kim Clemons, Sr. Producer/writer, AMS Pictures
  • Panelist Dawn Neufeld, model, actress and reality television star, VH1 Football Wives
  • Panelist Tammy Nguyen Lee, film/TV producer/consultant and philanthropist, Against The Grain Productions, Inc.
  • Panelist Anita Marcos, Owner and Founder, Marcos Productions
  • Panelist Gauthami Vemula, Founder/Managing Partner at COLOR ME SAFE


The purpose of the Gender in Media Initiative is to elevate awareness of gender bias and stereotyping in media, and to explore how devalued portrayals of women and girls in media can lead to their diminished presence in positions of power and leadership in business and government. Similarly, the purpose of The Mistruths in Reality Forum is to convene a distinguished team of panelists, as well as the nationally recognized speaker Sil Lai Abrams, to engage attendees in conversation about the challenges surrounding gender bias in media, and how we can influence change in our community and beyond.

The Mistruths in Reality will build on the momentum that has already been generated by Dallas Women’s Foundation’s screenings of Miss Representation in late 2012 and February 2013, and their Gender in Media Forum and Luncheon in February 2013. This panel discussion and keynote address by Sil Lai Abrams will provide focus and guidance for discussion around impressions of reality television, implications for our daily lives, and practical solutions to drive positive change in the community, especially for women and girls of color.



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  • August 16, 2013 at 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • The Pads – Aloft Dallas Downtown
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