Jean Kilbourne to Speak at SCC March 1

Speaker, film are part of Women's History Month celebration

February 09, 2011

Author and world-renowned speaker Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., will give a free lecture at St. Charles Community College at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the auditorium of the Social Sciences Building. A book signing will follow.

Jean Kilbourne to Speak at SCC March 1

Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D.; photo provided by Lordly & Dame, Inc.

Kilbourne is well known for bringing attention to how women are portrayed in advertising and how that image has led to public health issues, including violence against women, eating disorders and addiction. Her work in promoting media literacy has been seen by millions and has included films, lectures and television appearances.

She is the creator of the film series “Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women” and the author of the award-winning book, “Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel” and “So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids.” Both books will be available for purchase at SCC for $15-$16. For more information on Kilbourne, visit

The lecture, and the showing of the film, “Caramel,” are being held in recognition of Women’s History Month, and are sponsored by SCC’s Student Activities Office and the Multicultural Programming Committee.

The film, “Caramel,” a romantic comedy about the lives of five Lebanese women living in Beirut, will be shown from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, in the auditorium of the Social Sciences Building. The film is rated PG.

For more information, contact Mandi Smith, student activities specialist, at 636-922-8469 or

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit

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