Master Class with Cristal Williams Chancellor on â€œPortrayal of Women in Mediaâ€
ARCH in association with Cultural Affairs section of the US Embassy organized a Masterclass on ‘Portrayal of Women in Media’ on Friday, 3rd August 2018 at ARCH campus. ARCH has been committed to the cause of women empowerment and has actively contributed in this direction.
This class was conducted by Ms. Cristal Williams Chancellor, Director of Communications for the Women’s Media Center, Washington, D.C. She is an award-winning journalist who has spent bulk of her career in newsroom and project management. She has been a reporter, editor, trainer and recruiter specializing in education and courts. She was a part of the team at the Akron Beacon Journal that won the1994 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Meritorious Public Service for a yearlong series focusing on race relations in Akron, Ohio(USA).
Cristal was accompanied by Conrad Turner and Mandeep Kaur. Conrad is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. He is the recipient of five individual Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards, a Meritorious Step Increase and the ICASS Outstanding Leadership Award for interagency management. Conrad debated current events and American society with hundreds of thousands of Soviet citizens. Mandeep is the All India Principal Program Advisor of Public Affairs Section at the American Embassy.
Cristal said, "In Hollywood, 96% of directors in popular films are men. Number of women directors are very less in number. Women are hyper-sexualized and objectified. There should be more women in decision-making roles."
Mandeep Kaur felt, "we need to change the gender stereotyping in present our country. “The session was interactive and students came up with several queries.