Discussion Questions for February 21st

Discussion Questions for “Why Seeing Yourself on Screen Is So Important” by Kimberly Lawson

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1. In the article “Why Seeing Yourself Represented on Screen is So Important” by Kimberly Lawson, the author cites several studies and powerful statements about representation. Which viewpoint or fact stood out to you the most and why?

2. In this article, the author discusses BOTH the importance of representation from the point of view of minorities, AND the educational impact on audiences. Why is it so important that this educational impact support positive representation?

3. Looking back through your life, which film or TV show made you feel represented when you watched it? Which made you most excited for another group to be represented? Why?

4. Open discussion