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Beginning Monday April 3 through Thursday April 6, Sierra College Rocklin campus will present the 11th annual Love Your Body Week. The week of events celebrates our bodies in all their diversities—size, shape, color, gender, abilities, etc. Specific events will include speakers, films, panel discussions, student projects, and a display of the Body Secrets of Sierra College. Love Your Body Week is an interdisciplinary event fully conceptualized, organized, and executed by Sierra College faculty, staff, and students. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this free week of events. To view the calendar of scheduled events, check out the website at www.sierracollege.edu/lybw. Directions and maps to the two participating campuses can also be found on this website.

"We must challenge the mainstream notions of the ideal body. Love Your Body Week gives us the opportunity to educate and empower while dispelling the myths and misconceptions perpetuated by advertising, media, and popular culture" said Megan Seely, Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Sierra College.

Schedule of Events

Multiple Days

Nasty Art: A Feminist Exhibit

Wolverine Lounge (in the cafeteria) April 3-7

Reception Wednesday, April 5, 5-6pm

This multi-medium and multi-artist show explores the broad scope of feminism and feminist art with the intent of demonstrating how art is a method of activism. Art is a powerful tool for resistance, and can be crucial in telling the stories of "nasty women", and their experiences.

Donations will be accepted at the door, and select pieces will be for purchase. All proceeds will benefit Women Health Specialists.

That's the Way the Gender Crumbles

Wednesday & Thursday, April 5, 10:00 am-2:00 pm (while supplies last)

Location: Pride Center, I-4
Come to the Woke side, we have cookies, literally. Get in touch with yourself through decorating your own Genderbread Person cookie in the way you currently express or would like to express your gender identity. While you create your Genderbread Person we will be having an open, ongoing dialogue about the differences between gender, biological sex, and sexual & romantic attractions. This is a student organized event.

Challenge Beauty Standards! Look for mirrors throughout campus with body positive messages.

Join our social media campaign and snap a picture with one of the messages, post, and tag #sierracollegeisbeautiful

Wednesday April 5

LYBW Faire
10-2pm Rocklin campus in the Quad (cafeteria if raining)
Join us in the quad for student projects, community agencies and information, campus clubs, and interactive events all celebrating Love Your Body Week! Tune into to listen to KCSM broadcasting from the quad!!

Body Secrets of Sierra College Viewing Booth 10-2pm in the Quad

Come view the body secrets you submitted along with those submitted from the Sierra College

Human Trafficking 101

9:30-10:50am Rocklin Campus, Fireside Room

With Stand Up Placer Sex Trafficking Team

Do you have an interest in learning more about sex trafficking, including the prevalence of sex trafficking right here in Placer County? If so, then Sex Trafficking 101 is for you. This class is an introductory presentation on sex trafficking. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of what trafficking is, what we are seeing in Placer County and how the community can get involved. Topics will include an overview of sex trafficking, grooming/recruitment tactics, risk factors and vulnerabilities, red flags, trauma survivors endure and local services available to survivors.

Poetry and Spoken Word Reading

12:30-1:30pm Rocklin Campus, Upper Quad

Hosted by SC English Professors Kent Fortin and Rebecca Quinn

If you would like to participate, please contact Kent Fortin at kfortin@sierracollege.edu or Rebecca Quinn at rquinn@sierracollege.edu

Masculinities: Gender, Violence, and Inequality

2-3:20pm Rocklin Campus, Fireside Room

With RISE Success Coach Nathan Garst

An important topic for both men and women that will provide and introduction to the rigid societal norms impact men's sense of well-being, while also limiting our collective ability to overcome violence and inequality.

Qigong

3:45-4:45pm Rocklin Campus, GT-2B

With Professor Martine Shelley

There is no better way to Love Your Body than by being in your body. Paying attention to the simple movements of Qigong is a way to return to the present. Being mindful of your movements and coordinating movement and breath will calm your nervous system and reduce your stress. These easy exercises do not require a change of clothes, special place, equipment or skills. Come and learn a few movements that will increase your ease and well-being.

Nasty Art: A Feminist Exhibit

Reception Wolverine Lounge, 5-6pm

Exhibit will be up in the Wolverine Lounge all week!

For more information on Sierra College's Love Your Body Week, visit www.sierracollege.edu/lybw

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