“Our bodies are also occupied territories. Perhaps the ultimate goal of performance, especially if you are a woman, gay or a person ‘of color,’ is to decolonize our bodies and make these decolonizing mechanisms apparent to our audience in the hope that they will get inspired to do the same with their own.” -Guillermo Gómez-Peña

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International Conference on Body Image & Identity at the Graduate Center

International Conference on Body Image and Identity: April 8-9

On April 8-9, 2011 CUNY will be hosting an International Conference on Body Image and Identity at The Graduate Center (34th St. and 5th Ave.) This two-day event will feature scholars from around the world, and one strand in French will be presented by colleagues from the University of Paris Diderot.

One featured presenter is an artist in recovery from the Living Museum. This will be an interesting conference attended by a diverse mix of professors, students, mental health practitioners and disability advocates.

The program, registration and other information is online at:

All CUNY students can attend for FREE so if any of you are still attending a CUNY school, the registration is free and open to you.

Registration fees are very low cost to encourage a diverse group of attendees:
Through February 28 – $55
Through March 31 – $65
After March 31, on-line registration is closed. On-site registration fee is $75.

Registration will include conference breakfast, tote bags, etc. Tickets may also be purchased for a Friday evening reception at the American Folk Art Museum.

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