Auburn University student groups to hold “Auburn Community Love Your Body Day” festival Nov. 18

AUBURN -Student organizations at Auburn University have collaborated to bring the “Auburn Community Love Your Body Day” festival to students, faculty, staff and the Auburn community on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place in the new Student Center ballroom and will feature a health fair, music and entertainment.

The event will promote replacing dominant beauty ideals with more diverse and inclusive representations of the human form. It will also offer opportunities for learning about physical, mental, and emotional wellness through interactive activities and awareness of public resources.

A variety of co-sponsors will provide an overview of community wellness resources. Materials on display in each sponsor booth will address some aspect of wellness or body image, such as physical activity, nutrition, environmental health, mental health, spiritual health, reproductive health or community programs that build healthy bodies.

Through the support of the Multicultural Center at Auburn University, this year’s “Love Your Body Day” event will feature activities and entertainment. For example, Eating Disorders Awareness will host a table that redesigns offensive ads. The Yoga Club will offer classes that include modern dance and meditation. Tiger Dining will host a healthy options giveaway. WEGL, the student-run radio station, will DJ theme-appropriate songs.

Auburn University sponsors include the Omega Phi Alpha service sorority, the School of Nursing, the Student National Pharmaceutical Association, the Student Dietetic Association, the Women’s Studies Office, the Yoga Club, Tiger Dining, dAUnce, AU Rhythm, the Auburn Feminist Alliance, the College of Agriculture, the Multicultural Center, The Women’s Resource Center and Auburn University Body Image Education and Eating Disorders Awareness, known as AUBIE EDA.

For information on the national Love Your Body campaign, go to http://loveyourbody.nowfoundation.org. For information on the Multicultural Center at Auburn University, go to http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/odma/multicultural.html.

Contact: Annie Gilbertson (714) 651-0655, (gilbeae@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)