Event Date: 10/18/2010Event Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMLocation: Founder's Hall LobbyDescription: The Body Image Coalition challenges you to go one week without Fat Talking. Commit by signing the banner on Monday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lobby of Founder's Hall as we kick-off Fat Talk Free Week, October 18–22.Fat Talk describes all of the statements made in everyday conversation that reinforce the thin ideal and contribute to women’s dissatisfaction with their bodies. Examples of fat talk may include: “I’m so fat,” “Do I look fat in this?” “I need to lose 10 pounds” and “She’s too fat to be wearing that swimsuit.” Statements that are considered fat talk don’t necessarily have to be negative; they can seem positive yet also reinforce the need to be thin – “You look great! Have you lost weight?”10 million women are dealing with eating disorders in this country, which is more than are suffering from breast cancer. It’s time we take control over our own destinies, our own bodies, and our own inner dialogues. We’re changing the conversation to create a more positive body image for women everywhere!The 2010 campaign asks supporters to spread the message of Fat Talk Free® Week by inviting their friends and family to share the message of ending fat talk through self-expression and social media. Visit www.bodyimageprogram.org/action for the Reflections Body Image Program - Take Action by Tri Delta Facebook page to submit a video to the 2010 contest for your chance to win a $1000 gift card to Best Buy!For more information about The Body Image Coalition at Cabrini College, visit www.cabrini.edu/counseling and click on 'Body Image Coalition.' Should you have any questions, contact Andrea J. Sussel, LCSW, at 610-902-8561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.