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Early registration is now open for the Institute for Women's Leadership Self-Love Women's Day Conference on February 18 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Celebrate yourself and all you are capable of at this unique event. Enjoy brunch, workshop-style presentations, and a keynote address. RSVP by clicking the image above!

The Urban Scholars Application is open until February 18, 2017


Position Description

The City of Minneapolis, The State of Minnesota, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation, and the Minneapolis Public Schools are seeking Urban Scholars for the summer of 2016.

Urban Scholars will provide support to assigned department for 32 hours per week as well as participate in the Urban Scholars Leadership Institute 8 hours per week.

Complete application form in Neogov.  Please review the Application Guide (Download PDF reader)before applying and follow all instructions. CLICK HERE
You must upload all of the following items with the application, and answer the essay questions fully as it is the primary form of selection.

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February is National Eating Disorder Awareness month, and NEDA week is February 27th- March 3rd. In order to help raise awareness about eating disorders and how the media impacts self-esteem, CSB Counseling and Health Promotion and the Heath Advocates are hosting two documentary showings.

Monday, February 27th 7:00pm, Upper Gorecki

The Illusionists- A film about the globalization of beauty by Elena Rossini

The Illusionists examines how global advertising firms, mass media conglomerates, and the beauty, fashion, and cosmetic surgery industries are changing the way people around the world define beauty and see themselves. Taking us from the halls of Harvard University to the galleries of the Louvre Museum, from a cosmetic surgeon’s office in Beirut to the heart of Tokyo’s Electric Town, the film explores how these industries saturate our lives with narrow, Westernized, consumer-driven images of beauty that show little to no respect for biological realities or cultural differences. Features prominent sociologists, politicians, magazine editors, scientists, artists, and activists in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Wednesday, March 1st 7:00pm, Upper Gorecki

The Souls of Black Girls- A documentary by Daphne S. Valerius

Filmmaker Daphne Valerius’s award winning documentary The Souls of Black Girls explores how media images of beauty undercut the self-esteem of African American women. Valerius surveys the dominant white, light-skinned, and thin ideals of beauty that circulate in the culture, from fashion magazines to film and music video, and talks with African-American girls and women about how these images affect the way they see themselves. The film also features powerful commentary from rapper and activist Chuck D, actresses Regina Kind and Jada Pinkett Smith. PBS news anchor Gwen Ifill, cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis, and others.