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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Food for
thought will be the main item on the menu during events scheduled at
the University of Illinois in conjunction with National Eating Disorders
Awareness Week Feb. 25 to March 4.
Among the topics to be explored
will be body image, self-esteem and how women are depicted in advertising.
Events during what the UI
is calling "the Body Pride Project," coordinated by the campus Counseling
Tuesday (Feb. 20), 7 to 9
p.m.: "Growing Up With Barbie: Women and Body Image," Room 209, Illini
Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. Open to women.
Feb. 26 (Monday), 3 to 8
p.m.: Ribbon campaign promoting size diversity and size acceptance,
Intramural-Physical Education Building, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.
Ribbons promoting size diversity and size acceptance will be available.
People wearing ribbons will receive discounts from several stores on
campus during Eating Disorders Awareness week.
Feb. 27 (Tuesday), noon to
7 p.m., and Feb. 28 (Wednesday), 1 to 7 p.m.: "Mirror, Mirror: An Interactive
Body-Image Experience, Illini Union Health Resource Center, Room 129,
Illini Union. "Mirror, Mirror" is an interactive museum that explores
perception, distortion, body image and self-esteem.
Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m.: "Picture
Perfect: A Body Image Workshop for Gay & Bisexual Men," McKinley Foundation
(Geneva Room), 809 S. Fifth St., Champaign. Jeffrey Kemp, a health educator
from the McKinley Health Center, will lead the discussion.
March 1 (Thursday), noon
to 1 p.m.: "Ads R Us?," Illini Union, Room 129. People attending the
event will watch "Killing Us Softly 3," a video by Jeane Kilbourne,
and discuss how women are portrayed in advertising.
March 1, 7 to 9 p.m.: "YouÕve
Lost Weight, YouÕve Gained Weight, Now Have More to Eat: Food, Culture
and Our Bodies," La Casa Cultural Latina, 1203 W. Nevada St., Urbana.
Three counselors from the campus Counseling Center will present the
movie "Beyond Killing Us Softly" and then lead a discussion with audience
members about their reaction to the movie. The counselors also will
conduct an exercise showing the relationship of culture, body image