The fitness industry can inundate us with sexualized messages that pressure us to punish our bodies to make them fit. Dr. Courtney Marshall (English and Women’s Studies, University of New Hampshire) examines the coded messages about gender and race behind these messages and discuss ways to pursue fitness in a way that honors our bodies as they are. Additionally, she’ll discuss “fitness justice,” a movement away from exercise as a personal pursuit and into the realm of community empowerment.
Attending college is a busy and hectic time for many students that can create problems. Some of these problems include feelings of not having enough time and being overwhelmed, procrastinating, and feelings of anxiety. This presentation will offer suggestions for coping with these problems. Handouts will be provided.
What happens when women decide to love their bodies, no matter what size and no matter what religion dictates? The Fat Body (In)visible explores women and fat acceptance activism. Jasad & The Queen of Contradictions explores women’s bodies, erotica, and sexuality in the Middle East. The Fat Body: Directed by Margitte Kristjansson, 24 minutes, 2011. Jasad: Directed by Amanda Homsi-Ottosson, 40 minutes, 2011.
Calling all first year students! Come join the Freshmen Activities Board (FAB) for a friendly competitive environment at Sports Day. Join in on the free throw competition, dodgeball game, and other small team activities. One prize will be provided to the winning person or team per game. Team and individual sign-ups will be available at the CSI front desk starting on February 8th.