January Meeting!

Our First Meeting of 2014 is Announced!

Tuesday 28th January 2014,
at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, Pollard Row,
East London yeah! :p

**If you’re interested in memberships please read more below…***

BODY CONFIDENCE WITH ANY BODY AND SHAPE YOUR CULTURE:
It’s that time of year when we’re bombarded with messages telling us to ‘lose weight’, ‘get fit’, ‘feel bad about your body so we can sell you our products’! The cash comes rolling in for the beauty and diet industries while we’re left stuck in the cycle of guilt, shame and body hatred.

This month we’ll be joined by Any-Body who will be telling us how to ditch those diets and get body confident! Any Body is part of the Endangered Bodies Campaign, which is an international initiative started by psychotherapist and author Susie Orbach. Any Body is a group of women and men from psychotherapy, media, fashion, law, art, research and academia. They are committed to encouraging a change in cultural attitudes towards bodies, food and eating so that women and children of the next generation can learn to be happy in and look after their bodies. Any Body challenge the distorted and tyrannical grip that the fashion and diet industry have on the health of our minds as well as our bodies.

http://www.any-body.org/
http://www.endangeredbodies.org/
http://www.shapeyourculture.org.uk/

There will also be the opportunity for members to let us know what the campaign priorities for the Shoreditch Sisters should be for the year. Get thinking about what you’re most passionate about. Would you like us to focus on the No More Page 3 campaign? Rights for refugee women? Visual media and body image?

Non-members: £4 on the door
Members: Free!

***SSWI MEMBERS***
It’s renewal time! Please bring £34.70 cash/cheque to renew your membership for 2014.

***MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN***
If you’re new and want to join the WI you can join at this meeting or our February meeting. Membership is £34.70 for the year, please bring cash or cheque with you to the meeting. Find out more about benefits of being a WI member: http://www.thewi.org.uk/become-a-member/membership-options/become-a-wi-member