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Women on Wednesday

Date: April 2, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Location: Atwood Memorial Center Theatre
Description: Speakers.
Body Image Internalized

In 2013, Abercrombie and Fitch told us that beauty is limited to sizes 0-8, popular magazines continued to show us that the ideal body is an airbrushed supermodel, and the concept of maintaining a gap between your thighs has become a new standard for beauty. With messages like these staring women in the face on a daily basis, how could we not internalize negative thoughts about our own bodies? Join us for a session that will explore the internalization of body image and what many are doing to counteract these messages.

Presenters:  Nikki Jagodzinski is the Coordinator of the Suicide Prevention Program PACC (Promoting a Caring Community) at St. Cloud State University. She has a Masterís Degree in College Counseling and Student Development from St. Cloud State and a bachelorís degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota. Jagodzinski has lived with Rheumatoid Arthritis since infancy.  She joins us to share her views on body image and media representation from the perspective of a woman with a disability.  She is also the mother of two teenage daughters. 

Dr. Kyoko Kishimoto
is an Associate Professor in the Ethnic and Women's Studies Department at St. Cloud State University.  She is the Interim Director of the Women's Studies Program and the Director of the Asian Pacific American Studies Minor.  On campus, Kishimoto is active in the Anti-Racist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum initiative.  Off campus, she is involved in the St. Cloud Chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, an organization whose mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for Asian and Pacific Islander women and girls.
Cost: Free
Women's Center
Women's Center
720 Fourth Ave
St. Cloud MN 56301

'Women on Wednesday' Schedule

Date Time Location
April 2, 2014 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Atwood Memorial Center Theatre