Kent Memorial Library will host a ladies-only movie screening, a student final project, "Women's Circle: Miss Representation Screening," May 2 at 6:30 p.m.

The project is a collaboration of Rachel Richards and Jaclyn Tagan, two University of Connecticut students who call Kent their homes and are taking a course this spring in women and violence studies and completing the class by doing a Taking Action Project.

Students are required to design their own activist project focused on topics discussed in class.

The screening is the final project focusing on the violence women face on a daily basis through the media.

Instead of a final exam, Rachel and Jaclyn will host the event at the Main Street library by showing the documentary "Miss Representation."

A discussion will follow to explore topics such as gender equality and violence against women.

The film interweaves stories from teenage girls with provocative interviews from the likes of Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Dr. Jackson Katz, Dr. Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem to give an inside look at the media and its message.

"We were hoping to screen the movie specifically for women, and allow for discussion afterward," Richards said. "We've found a lot of ladies feel uncomfortable speaking up honestly around men, especially strangers, and we hope to create a comfortable community-based space for our women."

For more information and RSVP, call 860-927-3761 or email