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Promoting Positive Self-Image to Women on Campus : 

Promoting Positive Self-Image to Women on Campus “Just Be Yourself” workshop Monday, November 8 Emily Veal Women’s Studies Activism Project Fall 2010

“Just Be Yourself”a workshop on self-image : 

“Just Be Yourself”a workshop on self-image Campus-wide workshop focused on promoting positive self-image to women on campus. Included a screening of “America the Beautiful,” a documentary about America’s obsession with physical perfection. Small group discussions about raising awareness of the issue, personal self-image issues, and future activism ideas. Emily Veal - Activism Project

The Confidence Coalitionthe inspiration for my project : 

The Confidence Coalitionthe inspiration for my project A national initiative established in 2009 by Kappa Delta Sorority in efforts to create a world of confident women and young girls who believe that they can do anything, and consistently exceed their own expectations. The mission of The Confidence Coalition is to promote self-confidence in girls and women by empowering them to overcome social barriers and inspiring them to reach their greatest potential. Today, the coalition is joined by many other non-profit organizations and companies, also dedicated to promoting self-confidence in women. Emily Veal - Activism Project

Discussion Facilitatorsinfluential women on campus : 

Discussion Facilitatorsinfluential women on campus Emily Veal - Activism Project Facilitators from the following organizations: Kappa Delta Sorority (head sponsor) Women’s Studies Program (co-sponsor) Women’s Resource Center (co-sponsor) Counseling Center (co-sponsor) Diversity Educators FMLA Psychology Department Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Sigma Kappa Sorority

Spreading the Wordadvertising for the event : 

Spreading the Wordadvertising for the event Press release printed in The Johnson City Press. Flyers hung all over campus. Sidewalk chalk all over campus. Pal’s sign advertising. Banner hanging from Culp Center. “You Make Me Smile” Campaign and flyer distribution in Borchuck Plaza. Emily Veal - Activism Project The “You Make Me Smile” Campaign is designed to brighten a woman or girl’s day and boost her confidence. Volunteers and I inflated blue balloons and hand wrote confidence-boosting messages on them.

Overview of Projectmy final thoughts : 

Overview of Projectmy final thoughts Cons More time for small group discussion. Shorter film. Develop more future activism ideas. Emily Veal - Activism Project Pros Great campus participation and interest. Helpful and supportive co-sponsors. Film was very popular. Very happy with advertising and PR. The event was a great success, and I was incredibly happy with the number of people who attended (about 150). I enjoyed putting it together, and everyone who attended and participated seemed very pleased.

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