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Cafe Night Tonight - Food and Body Image
Date Sunday May 21
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
at the Long Haul Info Shop
3124 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley
(2 blocks from Ashby BART, Across from La Peña Cultural Center)
Event Type Press Conference
Organizer/Author

Please note: The Bay Area Radical Mental Health Collective is taking
a brief break from Free Skool Classes. We will be back with all new
topics sometime in June. We'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, the support
group continues every Monday from 6:30-8:30pm at the Berkeley Free
Clinic.

Also please join us this Sunday evening for:

A Radical Mental Health Café Night about Food and Body Image






Food represents life, intimacy, and a fundamental connection with our
bodies and the earth. Why do so many of us have a damaged relationship
with food, with feeding ourselves, and with our bodies? Is it the
billboards of skinny, hardbodied people in love? The scientists who
convince us that fat kills? Doctors who blame every ailment, or
teachers who blame every failure, on our body size? The comedians in
fat suits, who know racism and homophobia are no longer funny, but fun
at the expense of fat folks will be a box office hit? The constant
onslaught of commercials pushing diet pills, diet programs, and non-fat
foods? That little voice inside your head, that claims if you only lost
some weight you’d be a better person? Where did that voice come from,
and why do so many of us listen to it? What happens to your body and
your psyche, when you starve off a few pounds for vanity, or for
health? If you’ve ever counted calories or gone on a diet, ever
struggled with
an eating disorder or loved someone who did, ever thought your body
wasn’t good enough or judged someone else’s, come join us for a
discussion about our relationship to food and our bodies. Food will be
prepared by the BARMH Collective and Food Not Bombs. Nutritious dialogue
will be provided by

Marilyn Wann
Fat Liberation activist and author of “Fat!So? Because You Don’t Have to
Apologize for Your Size”


and


Beth Bernstein
therapist and former producer and host of KALX’s radio program “Body
Language: the show about how you relate to your body”.







Sunday, May 21, 2006, 7pm
at the Long Haul Info Shop
3124 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley
(2 blocks from Ashby BART, Across from La Peña Cultural Center)
(510) 540-0751
(BARMH Collective Voice and Info Line 1-800-MY-YAHOO # RADICAL NUT)


> Please do not wear scented products to this event to assure access for
the chemically injured <


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