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Monday, February 6, 2012

Tuesday To-Do: Geena Davis

Posted By on Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Geena Davis speaks at the Clinton School Tuesday evening.
  • Geena Davis speaks at the Clinton School Tuesday evening.

GEENA DAVIS
6 p.m. Clinton School of Public Service. Free.

UPDATE: This event has been moved to the Statehouse Convention Center.

We all know Geena Davis from her award-winning performances and iconic roles in such classics as "Thelma and Louise," "Beetlejuice," "A League of Their Own," "The Accidental Tourist," "The Fly" and many others.

But you might not know that Davis is also a member of Mensa, and she tried out for the U.S. Olympic archery team in 1999. She didn't make the team, but she finished 24th out of 300 contestants. Not bad for someone who had picked up archery only two years earlier.

Davis is also a major proponent of gender equality, and has worked with the Women's Sports Foundation to promote Title IX issues. She heads up the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which commissioned a study by the Annenberg School for Communication that found that male characters outnumbered female characters by three-to-one in the 400 films studied. The institute works to correct that imbalance.

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