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Occupy Sonoma County Presents​
Body Oppression Teach-In

Monday, November 16, 7-9 PM
Peace & Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave., Santa Rosa

Contact: Deer Domnitz at 707-877-6650

​Our flyer graphic can be downloaded from our website at http://OccupySonomaCounty.org.​​​
Information on Laurie and Debbie’s work can be found at www.laurietobyedison.net​.​

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Occupy Sonoma County presents a Body Oppression Teach-in with Laurie Toby Edison, photographer, and Debbie Notkin (from Occupy Oakland and Strike Debt Bay Area). Laurie and Debbie have collaborated on Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes, with Laurie’s photog​r​aphs and Debbie’s text, on Familiar Men: A Book of Male Nudes, with Laurie’s photographs, and text by Debbie and others, and on Women of Japan, a photographic suite focusing on beauty and identity of women of various ethnicities who live in Japan.

”To look in the mirror and see yourself, all of yourself, and to be pleased and satisfied. Should it be an impossible dream? Or it is something we all, each and every one of us, deserve?” — Debbie Notkin.

We will explore the issue of body oppression: how we are treated, stereotyped, privileged and shamed by how we look. We will examine size, skin color, age, ability, and many other factors which affect body oppression.
What beliefs, conditioning and myths do we have for ourselves and others about who is attractive, healthy and socially acceptable? What do we provide for those with “appropriate” bodies and deny to those whose bodies are outside our norms?​ ​What happens in the doctor’s office? In the workplace? In the privacy of our relationships? On the street? What happens in the minds and hearts of our children? What would a world without body oppression look like?

This teach-in will take place at the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County at 467 Sebastopol Ave. in Santa Rosa on Monday, November 16 from 7-9 PM. Please bring your own personal stories, thoughts, opinions and feelings; we want to hear from everyone.

A donation will be requested.

For more information go to http://OccupySonomaCounty.org or call 707-877-6650.​

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Contact: Deer Domnitz at 707-877-6650

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Occupy Sonoma County embraces the egalitarian, deep democracy principles of the Occupy Movement with a regional strategy for effectively organizing county-wide social justice campaigns that are globally relevant.

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