Love Your Body Month movie screening and panel – March 8

Join us on Monday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. in McEwen 011

The SPARKS Peer Educators and Elon’s Women’s and Gender Studies program are cosponsoring a screening of “Beauty Mark,” a film about the lengths some go to conform to society’s image of an ideal body. This will be followed by a panel discussion and conversation with Drs. Mandy Gallagher (communications), Eric Hall (exercise science), and Maurice Levesque (psychology).

“Beauty Mark is for anyone who has ever felt invisible because they didn’t conform to our culture’s impossible, unhealthy, abnormal beauty standards. This courageous film examines popular culture’s toxic emphasis on weight and looks through the eyes of Boulder-based psychotherapist and former world-class triathlete Diane Israel– who tells her own story while interviewing other champion athletes, body builders, fashion models and inner-city teens about their experiences relating to self-image.”

Many teachers may be willing to count this as a “Cultural Event,” so don’t forget to ask.