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NRHH has first campus-wide program

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NRHH has first campus-wide program

NRHH has first campus-wide program

Residence Services | 04/11/2013

Jean Kilbourne, an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, educator and speaker, gave her “The Naked Truth: Advertising’s View of Women” to a room full of students on Monday, April 8.

The National Residence Hall Honorary partnered with the Women’s Center and Undergraduate Government to coordinate the event.

Kilbourne, who discussed modern advertising perceptions, said eight percent of advertising is seen by the conscience mind. Kilbourne showed a variety of images and advertisement examples that sold sex and implied that violence against women was socially acceptable.

“These images make us feel less sexy,” Kilbourne said. “Women are considered beautiful and attractive only if they stay young-looking.”

Brooke Bennett, President of the National Residence Hall Honorary, said that Kilbourne to campus was a dream come true. Bennett said that the event was NRHH’s first all-campus program. She said bringing Kilbourne reinforced one of the organization’s pillars, scholarship. NRHH members and Women’s Center employees had the chance to speak with Kilbourne personally during a meet-and-greet and book signing.

Salvatore DeSanto, a senior finance major and Co-Director of Public Relations for NRHH, said that he was surprised by some of the information Kilbourne shared. “I knew that the way the media and advertising portrayed women was an issue, but I never realized the extent,” DeSanto said. “Not being a woman, I don’t really think about it as much. I never realized the extent of it.”

Overall, NRHH felt the event was a huge success with the large turnout. Bennett said that this will lay a good foundation for future campus-wide events.