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The OCWHP will host an exclusive, pre-public release screening of The Great American Lie, the third documentary film from Jennifer Siebel Newsom and The Representation Project.  The film explores social and economic immobility and inequity in the U.S. and is the third in a trilogy of films by The Representation Project that address the role of gendered values on American society.  

Following the screening, Dr. Caroline Heldman will discuss the intersection of social and economic inequity and women's health. Dr. Heldman is a contributor in the film, Executive Director of The Representation Project, and a Professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles with a research focus in media, the presidency, and systems of power (gender, race, class). Dr. Heldman has been a professional pollster, campaign manager, and political commentator for CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News.

The VIPeeps Film Screening is proudly presented by the Orange County Women's Health Project Advisory Board and VIPeeps Committee.

Thank you to our VIPeeps Committee Members:

Alex Airth
Bita Bagheri
Kelly Cecutti
Reesa Emadi
Andrea Epstein
Julie Hill
Julie Leigh
Aileen Lounello
Michelle Murphy
Zhanna Pinkus
Ilia Rolon
Leslie Seigel
Patty Seyburn
Michele Silva
Kathleen Taylor
Moujan Walkow
Jene Witte


The Great American Lie is a film that examines what inequality looks like today and traces its roots to our long-revered promise of the American Dream. The film looks at what Americans are told - through all aspects of our culture - about who and what is valued, based on how we “gender” people and things.

From Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and First Partner of California, this documentary film is the third in a series that illuminates and challenges the limiting gender narratives in American society. Read more about the film here.



4:00 pm – Check-In and Cocktail Reception

4:40 pm – Welcome Remarks 

4:50 pm – Film Screening of The Great American Lie

6:20 pm – Q&A with Dr. Caroline Heldman

7:00 pm – Opportunity Drawing + Program End

Ticket Sales:  Click here to purchase tickets. Tickets sales will end Monday, September 30 at 5:00 pm PST.  To avoid online processing fees, please send ticket payment to:

Orange County Women's Health Project

1505 E. 17th Street, Ste 101

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Attire:  Business casual.

Parking:  Parking is available on the streets surrounding the Port Theater. Please be mindful of metered parking. No valet parking is available.

SPONSORSHIP:  Thank you to our current sponsors! 

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Sponsors at all levels will receive recognition and benefits at both the Film Screening and 7th OC Women's Health Summit.
Questions: Contact Program and Events Coordinator, Sydney Minchin, at (714) 516-8263 or minchin@ocwomenshealth.org.