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A History of Women’s Rights and Disney Films

Posted May 5, 2021 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

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Stroll down memory lane with your favorite Disney films. Stacey Malaret, Director of the LEAD Scholars Academy at the University of Central Florida, reviews video clips from early films and discusses the princess character in each, their feminist traits – or lack thereof – and how these traits relate to what was going on at the same time in the U.S. women’s rights movement. Watch to learn about the most current Disney princess films and see how much has changed over the years.

By watching this program, you can also expect to learn about the:

  • history of Disney princesses;
  • relation of Disney’s release dates to the Women’s Rights Movement;
  • insight into various Disney princesses and their feminist/non-feminist traits.

This program is presented by Stacey Malaret and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Program Presenter
Dr. Stacey Malaret is the director of the University of Central Florida (UCF) LEAD Scholars Academy, a leadership development program for undergraduate students. Dr. Malaret teaches leadership studies, student personnel and strategies for student success courses at UCF. She is also a dissertation chair and dissertation member for several students in the Educational Leadership program at CityU of Seattle.

Dr. Malaret is originally from Orlando, Florida and attended the University of Southern Mississippi for her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, graduating in 1996. She then graduated in 1998 from UCF with a Master’s degree in Student Personnel and in 2007 with her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She has worked in the student development field since 1999. Dr. Malaret resides in Winter Park with her husband, Pedro, and their 12-year-old twins, Madison and Brandon, both of whom attend Glenridge Middle School.