February 15, 1999
Women's Center events focus on body image
By Jennifer McNulty
Body image is the focus of four events planned this month by the UCSC
Women's Center. The events are being presented as part of Bodyfest:
Loving Ourselves Regardless! to coincide with National Eating Disorders
Week, which is February 22-26.
"Women have so many issues around eating and body image that we
decided to present a host of events that explore these issues from multiple
viewpoints," explained Shane Snowdon, director of the UCSC Women's
Center. "Most importantly, we wanted to introduce an element of celebration
to the discussion of women's bodies."
All events are free and open to the public. For more information about
any of the events listed below, call the UCSC Women's Center at (831) 459-2291.
- Four Women Who Don't Apologize for Their Size
Monday, February 22, 7 p.m., Kresge Town Hall
Meet four women of size who aren't afraid of the word "fat" and
who will talk about their personal stories, the anti-fat attitudes that
pervade our culture, and what they're doing to change them. Come hear the
perspective the dieting industry doesn't want you to know.
- Our Bodies Ourselves: Telling Our Stories
Tuesday, February 23, 7 p.m., Classroom Unit 1
A panel of diverse students and staff talk about body image in their lives,
including struggles with anorexia, racism, disability, and homophobia,
in an intimate evening of story-sharing.
- Geneen Roth--When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair:
Transforming Our Perceptions of Eating, Food, and Life
Wednesday, February 24, 8 p.m., Porter Dining Hall
Geneen Roth, acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller When
Food Is Love, describes her groundbreaking work about joy, pleasure,
hunger, deprivation, and healing in all aspects of life. Using her "breaking
free" principles of abundance vs. deprivation, self-acceptance vs.
complacency, and basic trust vs. implicit fear, she helps make the connections
between the way we eat and the way we live. Don't miss this rare appearance
by a nationally celebrated speaker. Cosponsored by Porter College and
other UCSC colleges.
- Sealed Lip Music Presents: "Flood!"
Thursday, February 25, 7 p.m., UCSC Women's Center
Composer/writer/choreographer/director Kristi Martel performs a concert
of voice and movement, exploring body image, eating disorders, emotional
abuse, and body memory through spectral vocals, taped sound collage, narrative,
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