AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Love Your Body Week
Project type(s) Community Service,School Service,Speaker
Date completed 11/2009
Chapter University of Central Florida Premed
Project Coordinator Kelly Thibert
Summary of project We coordinated a week of events with our school's National Organization for Women chapter. On Monday we stood outside of the Student Union and handed out literature concerning body image issues in our society today.On Tuesday we screened the documentary called "Bigger, Faster, Stronger" which is about steroid use and masculinity in America. On Wednesday we had a panel of speakers come out to talk about their professions related to body image and then take questions from attendees. Thursday was our day of action in where we stood in front of the Student union wearing shirts and towels with sayings such as "This is what Barbie should look like" or "Skinny by nature, not by choice". We spent the day talking to people handing out cupcakes and literature and asking people to write down on stickers what they loved about their own bodies or how they love their bodies on an everyday basis.

Content area N/A
Number of participants 100
Participant hours involved 11 hour(s)
Coordinator roles The project coordinator had to set up when the events would be taking place, secure places and times for the events to take place, secure speakers, movies, literature, snacks and handouts for all events.
Coordinator hours 55 hour(s)
Total project cost $10
Project funding Donation
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations: From the UCF chapter of the National Organization for Women
Project advertising This project was advertised via email messages, Facebook events/messages, events sheets passed out at general meetings, newsletters passed out at general meetings and a flyer that the National Organization for Women created and distributed.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions We should have advertised even more during the week of the events and the day of the specific events. The speakers panel had the fewest people show up and that might be due to either the time that it was held or just the time in the semester, which was cl

Comments Make sure that you include males in this issue. Body image is not just a female issue and it can be difficult to initially get men involved but it's vital that you do!!! Having cupcakes seems silly at first but it really is a great way to love your body,