Stimulus to Screen Documentary
Stimulus Productions, the folks behind the popular women’s parties every month – Stimulus and Arouse – may be best known for their nightlife in Philly, but they also have a charitable side that comes in the form of Stimulus Gives Back. Morgan Levine and Amber Hikes, the owners of the production company, will be screening the documentary Miss Representation (March 8th) at the William Way just in time for Women’s History Month.
“The film exposes how American youth are being sold the concept that women and girl’s value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality,” explains Hikes. “We are hosting this screening at the start of Women’s History Month to spark a dynamic conversation about how misogyny and sexism in the media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.”
Throughout the year, Stimulus Gives Back also organizes volunteer opportunities in the region – everywhere from MANNA and Philabundance to Cradles to Crayons. The women even organized a team of volunteers to help clean up Fairmount Park.
“Ultimately, we hope this will be the first of many steps to empower women in our thriving Philly LGBTQ community,” says Hikes, “to eradicate gender stereotypes and pervasive sexism.”
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