Date: Friday, November 15, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Contact: Social Justice Committee
Venue: Erikson Institute, Polk Bros. Lecture Hall, Room 201
Address: 451 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL, United States Map
The Erikson Institute Social Justice Committee invites you to join friends and colleagues for a presentation of “Mickey Mouse Monopoly.”
The Media Education Foundation provides the following description:
The Disney Company’s massive success in the 20th century is based on creating an image of innocence, magic, and fun. Its animated films in particular are almost universally lauded as wholesome family entertainment, enjoying massive popularity among children and endorsement from parents and teachers.
“Mickey Mouse Monopoly” takes a close and critical look at the world these films create and the stories they tell about race, gender, and class and reaches disturbing conclusions about the values propagated under the guise of innocence and fun. This daring new video insightfully analyzes Disney’s cultural pedagogy, examines its corporate power, and explores its vast influence on our global culture. Mickey Mouse Monopoly will provoke audiences to confront comfortable assumptions about an American institution that is virtually synonymous with childhood pleasure.
Watch with friends and colleagues while enjoying pizza from Lou Malnati’s. Discussion of the movie will follow.
Guests are welcome!
RSVP by Wednesday, November 13 to Chris Simons at [email protected].