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Blog Author:
Kate Sayre, MPH, RDN, LDN

Beginning next Monday, February 16th, Nutrition Services is partnering with many offices across campus to host a positive body image week.  In the past, we’ve celebrated National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, but found that students are already aware of eating disorders.  Renaming the week and focusing on learning to embrace our bodies can help students to move away from some of the behaviors that might increase risk of developing disordered eating and exercise patterns.

Here’s a breakdown of the events we have going on next week, all of which are free and do not require tickets.

Monday, February 16th:

Blog Author:
Sean Novak and India Pierce

 

Collaboration & Change for a Common Good
A Reflection on Collaboration in Campus Life
India Pierce and Sean Novak

 

One way that we can work effectively to create change for a common good is to work collaboratively across communities. With this in mind, India Pierce from the Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity (CSGD) came together with Sean Novak from the Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) to create a program that explored the intersections of race and sexual orientation. As part of the CMA’s En/Countering Racism series (E/C), they created a program for students to gather and explore intersectionality. This was done in order to deepen participants’ understanding of themselves and others as a means to building stronger coalitions for social justice.

by Sean Novak, Center for Multicultural Affairs

So much has happened on East since the last time I shared my journey with you. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still strange and these people are still weird. However, the more I interact with them the more they seem a little bit normal. I know it’s unbelievable but it’s true.

The Center for Multicultural Affairs is now accepting submissions for our RACE SPEAKS PSA campaign. Submissions should be approximately 500 words and share a story about the role that race has played in an aspect of their life. The primary goal of this PSA campaign is to provide digital stories that illuminate the role that race plays in everyday life. Submissions can be sent to  Sean Novak at sean.novak@duke.edu. All are welcome to submit stories.