We’re so much more than a blog and a web site! And our last volunteer meeting, on June 25, was a success! We hatched a plan: an action that takes on our culture’s obsession with weight. We’ll be teaming up with Marilyn Wann, author of the inspiring book Fat!So?, to make and demonstrate Yay Scales. You don’t know what a Yay Scale is? Here are three hints: There will be crafts, there will be a public challenging of the status quo, and hopefully, there will be media coverage. Come to the July 16 meeting to find out more and get involved!
Date & time: Wednesday, July 16, 6-9pm
Where: Western Addition, San Francisco (exact location will be given when you RSVP by e-mailing us)
Not into the whole “taking it to the streets” thing? We do lots of other activities, so there are many more ways to do great work with us.
The full announcement:
About-Face equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image. To do this, we lead media-literacy workshops in schools and groups, enable girls and women to take action, and maintain a resource-filled web site. And we do it all with a spirited, positive twist. To learn more, read more about us in the San Francisco Chronicle article published just over a year ago, and check out the About-Face web site.
Come and learn more about our small but effective organization and the many ways we can work together. The next volunteer meeting is Wednesday, July 16, 6-9pm, in the Western Addition. We hope you’ll join us!
Date & time: Wednesday, July 16, 6-9pm (if you need to come late, please make sure you’re there by 6:30pm)
Location: Western Addition of San Francisco. We will give you the exact location upon your RSVP. (We need to know how much food to order.) E-mail us to RSVP.
Food: Pizza will be served. Let us know if you have food restrictions and we will try to accommodate.
Here’s what you can expect:
* In the early part of the meeting, About-Face staff will introduce the organization and talk about the many volunteer opportunities we have open, which range from a couple hours to a couple months.
* Low-commitment volunteering. If you like, you can stay and start volunteering RIGHT AWAY! We’re planning our Yay Scale action and working on the announcements that will go with it.
* Sign up for longer-term volunteer opportunities and get to know us better.
* Get to know others who are interested in this issue, making big changes in the way young women see themselves as a result of the onslaught of media messages they see every day.
Volunteers ages 13 and up are welcome. We’d prefer that teenagers ages 13 through 17 come with a parent if possible.
We look forward to seeing you on the 16th! Don’t forget to e-mail us if you are planning to come.
Make a difference this summer in your life and the lives of young women. We hope to see you on Wednesday July 16!
Jennifer, Alyza, and our growing band of About-Facers