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Love Your Body Summit

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Events held at Sierra College

April 1-5, 2019, on the Rocklin Campus.

Love Your Body Week (LYBW) is an interdisciplinary event fully conceptualized, organized, and executed by Sierra College faculty, staff and students. The Love Your Body Campaign was started in 1998 by the National Organization for Women (NOW) Foundation as a part of their Women’s Health Project. The intent of the Love Your Body campaign was to call attention to negative and harmful advertising and its impact on women and girls’ self-esteem.

At Sierra College, we have broadened NOW’s original intent to include body issues that impact us all. Faculty, staff, and students came together in Spring 2007 to present a week of events to celebrate our bodies in all their diversities—size, shape, color, gender, abilities, etc. This week of events was such a success that we soon began to hear requests to create an annual event. A planning committee was formed and we began working on Love Your Body Week 2008. The planning continues and Love Your Body Week lives on at Sierra College!

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, poetry readings, 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.

Here’s to loving our bodies! And to another successful year!


All Week:

EmpowerArt: A Feminist Art Show

Wolverine Lounge (in the cafeteria) April 1-5

Reception on Wednesday 4/3 5-6pm

This is the third annual Sierra College feminist art show, featuring work that falls under the broad theme of feminism and feminist art. The show will focus on a collection of works that communicate how art is a channel of activism, through a lens of feminism and intersectionality. The purpose of this art show is to showcase student, faculty, and community work and to give a platform to underrepresented voices on our campus.

Body Secrets of Sierra College

Weaver Hall 1st Floor

On display all week! Come and check them out!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Black Student Union (BSU) and Student Engagement Centers (SECs) Co-Host…Salsa Self Care!

12:30-1:50pm K-1A, CCC Lounge

Join BSU and the SECs for an Afro Latinx OURstory of salsa music followed by free gender inclusive salsa dance lessons.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Information Faire 10-2pm

Join us in the quad for an information faire hosting community organizations, student clubs and student projects. 


Spectrum Committee Presents… Sharmane Johnson

9:30-11am, Rocklin Campus, Fireside Room

Sharmane Johnson is a Podcast Producer who focuses on content created by People of Color. As a Mixed-Race, Bisexual, Polyamorous woman, Sharmane is well acquainted with discrimination and lack of visibility in the workplace and in the media. After spending nearly two decades working in tech and the entertainment industries, she was ready to leave it all behind to dedicate herself to empowering People of Color to create digital content from their perspectives and under their own steam. Sharmane believes REPRESENTATION MATTERS and created ManeHustle Media as a platform to push representation for all POC, WOC, and LGBTQ+OC. She is the host of Militantly Mixed, a podcast on racial identity, co-host on BLERDcoMIXed, a podcast on Blackness and Blerd news, and produces Black Radical Queer hosted by Jhavia Nicole. Sharmane holds a Masters in Entertainment Business from the Full Sail University and a Bachelors in Film & Digital Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her Philosophy Professor husband and five cats named for Star Wars Extended Universe Sith Lords.

‘Zine Workshop

11-12:20pm, Rocklin Campus, Fireside Room

Hosted by Sociology Professor, Megan Seely and the Feminist Action Club

Sierra College Feminist Action Club presents a zine workshop. Learn about the history of zine making and why it's an important activist tool. Plus get a chance to design your own zine!

Environmental Health and Toxicology: Everyday products that may be toxic to our bodies

12:30-1:50pm, Rocklin Campus, Fireside Room

Presented by Environmental Studies and Sustainability Professor Kristine Gilbert

Have you ever considered that your shampoo, lotion, water bottle, cleaning supplies or pots and pans may be exposing you to chemicals that have been linked to cancer, birth defects, allergies and more? Environmental Studies and Sustainability instructor Krissy Gilbert will discuss products that we come into contact with on a daily basis that may contain toxic chemicals and give you tools to make informed decisions about what you put into and onto your body. 

Loving Our Bodies Against the Odds

2-3:20pm, Rocklin Campus, Fireside Room

Hosted by Communications Professor, Jenifer Vernon

Panel and discussion with student-scholars and faculty on stories of fighting for our bodies through an intersectional lens, advocating for others, and healing ourselves. We'll share practices that have helped us heal and invite the audience to contribute theirs in a mural making activity at the end. Oppressive forces of small-town lockdowns, classism, homophobia, racism, and patriarchy will intersect with stories.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Student Engagement Centers Present…Big, Beautiful, and Breaking Free

12:30-1:30pm K-1A, CCC Lounge

An informational dialogue about the challenges, sizeism, and over-sexualization that folx considered “plus-size” face in everyday media and life.


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