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"Cracking Aces: A Woman's Place at the Table"
When: November 14, 2017, 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Tuesday
Where: 1030 CASL Bldg.

Language & Culture Connection Series presents
Jim Gilmore
Clinical Professor, Journalism and Screen Studies

"Cracking Aces: A Woman's Place at the Table"
A film documenting the pioneering women who broke through the glass ceiling of professional poker.

Starting in the 1970s, a handful of women challenged perceptions about gender in this unique niche of the high-stakes world of gaming, and some of the top-ranked players in the world are now female. But challenges remain, as many poker rooms present a hostile environment where women are often mistreated, insulted, and sexually harassed by male players. Terms like “girls on the rail” and “hot girls of poker” are still commonly promoted in the industry, objectifying women and diminishing their potential. Interestingly, in the last decade, the Internet—and the anonymity that it provides—has been a huge factor in opening up the game of poker to an increasing number of women, and more women are challenging the stereotypes and barriers of professional poker and learning to use gender to their advantage.

Running Time: 65 minutes
Light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Department of Language, Culture, and Communication.

Contact E-Mail: tamurphy@umich.edu
Info URL: https://umich.box.com/s/rvs6i6mrnzv8qhdin90w464inei0xqdq
Department: CASL_College_Wide-Program
Category: Movie, Presentation
Audience: All
Submitted: November 8, 2017, 12:08 PM
Submitted by: Susan B Gedert
Approved by: Susan B Gedert
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