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Bowdoin Recognizes Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Story posted February 15, 1997


BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Bowdoin College will recognize Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Feb. 3-8) with a series of programs and events. They include:

All week: "Throw away" things which encourage negative thinking. There will be a trash bin in David Saul Smith Union to which anyone in the community may bring their diet products or magazines, which you may TRASH, or scales, which you may SMASH, or clothes which no longer fit, which you may RE-HASH by donating them to a worthwhile local charity.

Tuesday, February 4 "Reality Speaks: Voices of Struggle, Triumph, and Survival," Smith Union, 7:30 p.m. Bowdoin students will be panelists in a discussion of the realities of eating disorders and their presence at Bowdoin. Mary McCann from Bowdoin's Counseling Service will be the program moderator.

Friday, February 7 Fearless Friday... A Day Without Dieting Fearless Friday is a national event which encourages everyone to refrain from restrictive dieting and instead to eat normal balanced meals.

Tuesday, February 11 "In My Head I'm Thin" Susan Poulin will be performing her one-woman show at 7:00 p.m. at the Westbrook College campus of UNE. Mary McCann from Bowdoin's Counseling Service and Carol Crosby from Westbrook Hospital's Eating Disorder Program will facilitate a discussion following the performance. Contact Mary McCann (725-3145) or Jan Brackett (725-3724) for free tickets.

Wednesday, February 12 "Still Killing Us Softly" Beam Classroom, Visual Arts Center, 7:00 p.m. View Jean Kilbourne's powerful film which analyzes how the media manipulates insecurities about appearance and sexuality in order to sell products. Mary McCann from Bowdoin's Counseling Service will facilitate a discussion about the psychological impact of advertising on identity development.

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