“Strong!”

February 27, 2013-February 27, 2013

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Cheryl Haworth is a young woman with a big dream: to be the strongest woman in the world. As the 300-pound U.S. Olympic weightlifter prepares for Beijing 2008, she struggles with injury, confidence, and her place in a world where larger women are not readily accepted. This film gives students a new way to look at women, large-bodied athleticism, determination and strength. It’s funny, informative, and at times amazing to watch Cheryl as she deals with many of the issues that women face: body image, competition, family and emotional and physical challenges. The film addresses the pressing need for acceptance and compassion for young women and sometimes young men of all sizes who struggle, often in very detrimental ways, with the overwhelming pressure to be thin. (77 minutes) Presented by Women’s Studies Center.

When:
Noon-2 p.m.
Where:
Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, Monroe 207, Cheney, WA
City:
Cheney
Neighborhood:
West Plains
Cost:
Free
Phone:
(509) 359-2898
Email:
cvines@ewu.edu
Website:
http://www.ewu.edu/CALE/Programs/Music.xml
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