Documentary “Mickey Mouse Monopoly” showing on Jan. 16by Carolyn Classen on Jan. 14, 2010, under Arts, Life, Politics
2 pm Saturday, January 16 at
The Friends Meeting House, 931 N. 5th Ave in Tucson.
“The film takes a critical look at what our children learn about race, gender and class from Disney films. It questions the values promoted under the guise of innocence and fun.” Following the film, WILPF member Jenise Porter will lead a discussion. She is an educational researcher and doctoral candidate at the U of A in the Department of Language, Reading and Culture.
The program is sponsored by the Tucson chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). If you have any questions, call 520-791-9535.
“For more than 90 years, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom has been in the vanguard of national and international protests against war, supporters of struggles for justice and freedom, and advocates of women’s rights.
This organization was founded in 1915, during World War I. Jane Addams of the United States was a founder and its first president. Ms. Addams and Emily Greene Balche, a co-founder, are the only United States women ever to be honored as Nobel Laureates of Peace.”
The Friends Meeting House is on 5th Avenue, just west of Catalina Park, between E. 1st and E. 2nd Streets.
Having grown up (with 2 brothers) viewing lots of Walt Disney films in America (even way out there in Hawaii), I am curious about what this documentary will reveal about race, gender, and class. Wasn’t Minnie Mouse supposed to be my heroine?