Convocation to Focus on Media Images of Beauty

Former actress and co-chair of the Committee for the Empowerment of Young Women Camille Cooper will present Images of Beauty in the Media on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.
Cooper will deliver a unique, humorous and insightful look at a media industry obsessed with thinness and beauty.

Cooper has worked professionally in film and television, starring in five motion pictures and more than 10 television series including “General Hospital” and “Knots Landing.” She has been featured in numerous commercials and print ads for Coke, Milky Way and Campbell's Soup. Since 1994, she has co-chaired the Committee for the Empowerment of Young Women. She lectures across the country, educating and encouraging young women to question what they see in the media and to define themselves by their abilities and their dreams.

By using before and after slides, Cooper lifts the veil of illusion and enables women to discover the truth: the media's standard of beauty is a fabrication, and ideal that is impossible to attain. She believes that when women see how untrue the images of beauty shown in the media are, the more empowered they become to take action and become positive forces in women's physical and mental health issues.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Meredith College Convocation Committee, this event qualifies as an academic/cultural event for general education.

Date Submitted: 2010-10-15

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