Love Your Body Day 2007

Love Your Body Day 2007 is Thursday, October 18!

download posterLove Your Body Day is a day of action and consciousness-raising about images of women that are harmful and offensive.

The Ohio University Women’s Center will host 2 events to celebrate.

1.) Table in Baker University Center, 10 am-6 pm
Materials about body image, healthy eating, and positivie body consciousness.

2.) Screening: REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES @ 6 pm

Do you love what you see when you look in the mirror?

Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make each of us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need constant improvement. Print ads and television commercials reduce us to body parts — lips, legs, breasts — airbrushed and touched up to meet impossible standards. TV shows tell women and teenage girls that cosmetic surgery is good for self-esteem. Is it any wonder that 80% of U.S. women are dissatisfied with their appearance?

Women and girls spend billions of dollars every year on cosmetics, fashion, magazines and diet aids. These industries can’t use negative images to sell their products without our assistance.

Together, we can fight back. — http://loveyourbody.nowfoundation.org/


Contact:
dietzel -at- ohio.edu

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The Ladies Class of Whoop Ass

The Ladies Class of Whoop Ass: Self Defense Workshop
Tuesday, September 11, 2007, 6-8 PM

Multicultural Center, Multipurpose Rm 203
Baker Center
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Free and open to all women, but geared toward students

OUPD Officer Brandon King will lead a self-defense workshop geared toward students – taking the first 25 women who show up! Learn basic self-defense techniques, escapes, falls, punches, blocks, kicks, and ground defense. September is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

See class geared toward faculty/staff on Thursday, September 13.

Contact: childrea -at- ohio.edu

Weekend Yoga Retreat with Michelle Stobart

Weekend Yoga Workshop with Michelle Stobart
Friday, August 3, 5pm thru Sunday, August 5, 2007, 2:30pm

Niches Retreat Center
Locust Grove Road, McArthur, Ohio

Weekend Yoga Retreat with with Michelle Stobart of Inhale Yoga Studio (http://www.inhaleyoga.org/). We will gather at the Niches Retreat Center this year. This is a fantastic sustainable living retreat center that offers a unique living experience in a peaceful and natural environment. This space is small and intimate as far as facilities go, so the retreat is limited to the first 15 participants.

I am working with some really amazing people to offer yet another unique retreat experience. On the roster, Amanda Sharrai, a raw foodist and lots of other things as well, will come in on Saturday to do a presentation on the raw foods movement, and then we will have a hands-on dinner preparation experience.

I’m working on one more teacher as well. More details about her when we confirm.

More info and to register

Hey Ladies Wanna Learn to Skate?

Hey Ladies Wanna Learn to Skate?
Skateboarding Workshop for Girls & Women
Tuesday, July 17; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Athens Skate Park (http://www.athensskatepark.com/)
E. State St, Athens, Ohio
$20 pre-register on-line; $25 on site

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Borrow a board from your brother or a friend – if you can’t get one we’ll have boards, pads and helmets available for you to borrow. Open to all ages – come one, come all.

Waivers will need to be signed, so make sure if you’re under 18 you have a parent or guardian present. If not, download everything off the Web site and bring it with you. For registration, location, and direction information visit http://www.girlsgetonboard.com/

We strongly recommend that you register on-line for the clinic you would like to attend in order to secure a spot; however, you are more than welcome to attend the day of the event and see if there are any spaces still available.

etnies Girls Get on Board is empowering girls through one-one-one interaction and hands-on training with professional athletes such as our very own etnies Girl team riders, including Elissa Steamer, Lauren Perkins, Nina Buitrago, Stacy Mulligan and more. This program seeks to provide girls of all ages the basic skills and confidence needed to participate in action sports in a safe, fun and comfortable environment. (http://etniesgirl.com/lifestyle/girls-get-on-board/about/)

Second date is Sunday, July 22, Powell Skatepark, Columbus.

Schedule: 9:45 am – registration begins; 10 am – clinic begins; 1 pm – clinic ends & open riding session begins.
Includes: 3 hours instruction / etnies gift bag full of stickers, etnies girls get on board t-shirt & patch / donation to Boarding for Breast Cancer (http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1439138)

Presented by: etnies, Lost Energy Drink, Girls Riders Organization

Mom & Kids Kayaking on Stroud’s

Mom & Kids Kayaking on Stroud’s
Saturday, July 7, 2007, 9:30-11am

Stroud’s Lake (http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/strouds.htm)
Athens, Ohio
Instructor: Mimi Morrison (http://www.hockinghills.com/earthtouch/)

Family Adventure at Stroud’s! Share the fun of learning to kayak as you explore the plants and animals that live near the lake’s shores together. We’ll paddle past a beaver lodge, learn to identify a variety of shore plants and discuss the importance of protecting these habitats. No experience is required. Basic paddling instruction and all equipment provided. Event is for children 10-15 years old and adults. $20 adults; $10 kids.

To register, contact the Athens Community Center (http://www.ci.athens.oh.us/aprd/communitycenter/communitycenter.html), 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Friday. 740-592-3325

17th Annual OU Health and Wellness Fair

17th Annual OU Health and Wellness Fair
Wednesday, March 07, 2007, Noon-5PM

Ping Recreation Center (http://www.ohiou.edu/athens/bldgs/ping.html)
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Free and open to the public

The OU Department of Health Education and Wellness (http://www.ohiou.edu/healthwell/) is hosting its 17th Annual Fair featuring interactive games and activities with more than 30 vendors presenting on current health topics. Continue reading

Health, Sciences, and Sport in Africa

Health, Sciences, and Sport in Africa
Fourth Annual Sports and Africa symposium
Friday, Feb. 23 & Saturday, Feb. 24

Grover Center
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Below are the female presentors as listed on the symposium site. See
the program page for schedule of sessions
(http://www.ohiou.edu/sportsafrica/healthsciences/program.htm). Continue reading