PLEASE NOTE: CONFERENCE SESSIONS ARE SOLD OUT.FILMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC:THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4 @ 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. "GOOD HAIR" SETON ACADEMIC CENTRE - AUDITORIUM BFRIDAY NOVEMBER 5 @ 3:45 - 6:00 p.m. PLENARY, BODY MONOLOGUES AND FILM "BIGGER, STRONGER FASTER" - AUDITORIUM B
November 4-5, 2010
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies at the Mount is pleased to invite you to participate in a national conference on Body Image that will include a range of issues, for youth and elders, girls and boys, men and women, diverse sexualities, cultures, and ethnicities.
To share the information, scholarly and popular, and the experience needed to take back our bodies as our most useful resource of intelligence, productivity, beauty, and accomplishment. The conference is a celebration of the food, activity, youth, and age that will give us continual physical and mental vitality.
Who should attend?
You should attend this conference if you are a teacher or librarian who works with people from grade 5, through university, to adult education; health professional; scholar or artist whose research interest is Body Image; parent, student, or member of the general public who wishes to be more informed.
Aspects of the Body Image Subject
We will explore the subject through performances, screenings, panels, and individuals papers, on any aspect of the Body Image topic. In particular, but not limited to, we will address the following themes or issues:
- Self esteem, prevention, and identification of individuals at risk from disordered eating.
- Appreciation of a variety of standards of beauty, girls' studies, issues of aging, and building communities around a rainbow of cultures.
- Doing nutrition and the joys of good food.
- Body Image Resources: media literacy, on-line, peer counseling, spoken and written word, visual arts, video, etc.
- Disabilities, adaptations, and varieties of accommodations
Registration fees are nominal and cover all costs including meals and nutrition breaks: $45.00, professional; $3.00, students and the general public.
To register for this conference by phone with Visa or MC, contact: Mary Lou O'Hara at 457-6581.
To register by mail cheque can be sent to:
Mary Lou O’Hara
MSVU,166 Bedford Highway
Halifax NS B3M 2J6
Payment accepted on November 4th in cash or cheque only.
For further information please contact msvu.ca
Rita Shelton Deverell, C.M., Ed.D.
Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies
Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2J6