Santa Rosa, CA – April 6, 2018 – The
Sonoma County Junior Commission on the Status of Women will host “Body
Positivity Day” on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Santa Rosa High School at 1235
Mendocino Avenue. This free community event will take place on the DeSoto Field
from 11.00AM to 2.00PM.
is Body Positivity?
positivity is unlearning the idea that only certain bodies are worth acceptance
and praise, and instead recognizing that all
bodies are equally valuable. It’s deciding what feels good and healthy for you
personally, and letting others do so for themselves. It’s understanding that
you deserve to live in your body – without the prejudice of others, body
shaming, and/or biases that withhold equal opportunities.
celebrate our diversity and healthy selves, members of the Junior Commission on
the Status of Women are hosting a festival “To Provide a Safe and Supportive
Environment to discuss Self-Image and promote Body Positivity”.
will feature a panel of speakers – to include a fat studies professor, a
marriage and family therapist, a nutritionist, and an eating disorder survivor.
There will be a Q & A to follow, art projects, music and yoga! Healthy
snacks will be provided! Local non-profits and school clubs such as the Santa
Rosa High School Veggie Club, Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), and the SOS
Community Counseling and Teen Clinic will be on hand to share resources.
welcome, especially middle and high school students!
Commissioner Project is a youth mentorship program that focuses on issues of
women’s equality and the need for women and girls to foster skills for
independence and success in a changing global community. Each year, high school
students ages 14-18 create community service projects around issues that affect
women and girls, and while doing do, learn the importance of developing a voice
with which to advocate.
information about the Junior Commission, visit the CSW website at: www.sococsw.org