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ProfNet Experts Available on Miss America Pageant, More


ProfNet Experts Available on Miss America Pageant, More

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NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network who are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area.


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  • Miss America Pageant: Recent Changes and Beauty Culture
  • School Desegregation: Educational Challenges and What Lessons Can We Learn for Today


  • US Culture Writer – The Independent (NY)
  • Story Editor – Barron's (NY)
  • Money & Politics Reporter – MarketWatch (DC)


  • Save Time and Money: 6 Tips to Maximize Your Video Production Budget
  • Convert Your Broadcast Voice to Print: 5 Tips From a Former TV Reporter
  • Blog Profiles: Yoga Blogs


Miss America Pageant: Recent Changes and Beauty Culture
Michelle Filling-Brown, PhD
Acting Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences; Associate Professor, English
Cabrini University
"Beauty culture reveals what people in our society both value and reject and is a place where important change can take place. It must be criticized, engaged with, and learned from, for it is a powerful construction with real ramifications on our ideas about gender and race, as well as the development of healthy self-image. If we are to become a more accepting and inclusive society, we must demand acceptance of all people and search for the beauty that lies within each of us."
An instrumental voice in gender and body studies, Filling-Brown examines beauty culture as an agent for change including the iconography of black beauty as it became interconnected with social and political aesthetics of the era. As facilitator of the National Undergraduate Conference on Body Image, Filling-Brown brings together student voices from across the nation to discuss timely issues in the field of body studies. She is available to speak on topics including beauty culture, gender and body studies, and pageantry including the recent changes to the Miss America Pageant.
Contact: Lori Iannella,

School Desegregation: The Educational Challenges and What Lessons Can We Learn for Today
Michael C Gengler
Author, Speaker, Education Advocate
"The lawyers, the courts, and the first black students to attend white schools in the South were heroes about which much has been written, but school desegregation was an encompassing effort by communities across the South. For many years, Southern public schools were the most integrated in the nation. The generation of community and school leaders, teachers, parents and students that integrated Southern schools is aging, and their stories need telling as their accomplishments continue to be relevant in today's schools."
Gengler is available to discuss what educators and communities today can learn from how people from all walks of life came together to ensure the schools were successfully integrated, the history of school desegregation, and specifically school desegregation in Florida. He graduated from Gainesville High School in Florida in 1962. He received his AB degree from Columbia College (New York) in 1966, magna cum laude, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of the managing board of the Columbia Daily Spectator. In 1969, he received his JD degree from Harvard Law School. Until 1974, he served as an assistant staff judge advocate in the USAF. For most of his career, he was a corporate lawyer in Boston and Chicago. He also worked for a few years as a full-time volunteer lawyer for Legal Action of Wisconsin, Madison, representing clients who could not afford counsel. He lives in Gainesville and is a vocal advocate for public school education. He recently published "We Can Do It: A Community Takes on the Challenge of School Desegregation," writing out of a deep respect for the Southern whites and African-Americans who came together to create unitary desegregated schools.
Contact: Penny Sansevieri,


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