It’s that time of year again! Each October, Chenese Lewis, host of Plus Model Radio, fashions a weekend of events in conjunction with the Hollywood chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW), for Love Your Body Day.
What is Love Your Body Day?
The NOW Foundation’s Women’s Health Project launched the Love Your Body campaign in Sept. 1998 as a national day of action to speak out against advertisements and images of women that are harmful, offensive, disrespectful and demeaning. Each year, on Love Your Body Day, activists around the country say “no” to twisted beauty standards and hazardous advertisements by holding rallies, pickets, house parties, classroom discussions and more.
This year, Chenese is not holding anything back! Three full days of fashion, Body Love, and Awareness take place over the weekend of October 21st!
Here is the 2011 Love Your Body Day Schedule:
Friday, October 21st
Lane Bryant presents “Love Your Body Day Celebration Party”
6:00 – 9:00 pm
6000 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
- “Lanetini” Cocktails
- A live DJ
- A free bra fit consultation
- Meet Richard Zielinski, Lane Bryant Technical Design Designer
- Take 30% off any purchase
- Enter for a chance to win a $500 Lane Bryant Gift Card
Saturday, October 22nd
12:00 – 4:00 pm
West Hollywood Park Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente
West Hollywood, CA 90069
- Body Image in the Media Panel Discussion (Panelists TBA)
- “Real Women” Fashion Show
Free Gift Bags For First 100 Attendees
On site parking in Public Parking Lot.Enter at 619 N. San Vicente Blvd., just south of the West Hollywood Park Auditorium.2 hours free with validation.
Sunday, October 23rd
Beyond Beauty and Body Image Panel Discussion and Reception
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Plummer Park Community Center
7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Beyond Beauty and Body Image: Top bloggers and social media experts discuss what are the broader social and political consequences of our image driven culture?
- Racism, sexism, homophobia
- Political representation and leadership
(Panelists TBA) I am on the Panel! J
Free onsite parking
RSVP:323-848-6823 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are on Facebook, you can keep up with event updates, highlights, and connect with others who are attending, over on the Hollywood Love Your Body Facebook EventPage!
Will I see you during Love Your Body Weekend?