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Meet up with other teens in a safe and supportive place to talk about issues of gender and sexual identity. This informal group meets every Wednesday throughout the summer. Discussion topics and projects will be decided on collaboratively by those in attendance. Snacks will be provided and all teens are welcome! We'll meet in the 3rd floor community room.
In this 60 minute lecture Virgie Tovar – author, expert and lecturer – offers a primer on the history and sociopolitical realities of our cultural obsession with weight loss. The story of modern day “Diet Culture” didn’t begin with juicing or cleanses, but rather over 200 years ago with the inventor of the graham cracker.
Tovar is the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion and one of the nation’s leading experts on fat discrimination and body image.
Richard Schwartz will give an illustrated talk on the hidden Indian Life in Berkeley and the evidence surrounding it. He will describe how the discovery and protection of artifacts and history combine as a powerful tool to begin to understand the extent Native Americans lived within what became the city of Berkeley. He will demonstrate how a culture can be learned or lost by the efforts and actions of current residents.
Saturday May 28 1-2:30 p.m. 3rd Floor Community Meeting Room