Lybat Presents Guest Speaker: Shilo George "Body Sovereignty: Embodying The Intersections Of Fatness, Queerness And Indigeneity"

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Lybat Presents Guest Speaker: Shilo George "Body Sovereignty: Embodying The Intersections Of Fatness, Queerness And Indigeneity"
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PSU WRC Love Your Body Action Team says
The WRC Love Your Body Action Team Presents Guest Speaker: Shilo George "Body Sovereignty: Embodying the Intersections of Fatness, Queerness and Indigeneity"
Monday April 13, 2015 from 5:00-7:00pm in the Women's Resource Center Lounge

Please join us to hear from Shilo George, as she discusses her activist work and shares skills around advocating for yourself in the doctor's office. We will have a Q&A period and role-playing as time permits. A light dinner and beverages will be provided.

There is a $3-5 suggested donation, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All donations go towards funding our Action Team's future events and projects!

**ACCESSIBILITY: Stairs to WRC are steep.
-Elevator access through Montgomery Hall
-Gender neutral restroom available
-Seating includes a mix of soft couches & chairs, and sturdy wooden chairs
ADA Access to the WRC (http://www.pdx.edu/wrc/ada-access-to-wrc-events)

Shilo is a Southern Cheyenne-Arapaho and Scottish artist, activist, and educator who grew up on the traditional lands of the Chinoookan-speaking Multnomah people northwest of Portland, Oregon. She lives her life in a body that transgresses and violates Western standards of beauty, size, sexuality, and health. Shilo brings together Indigenous Ways of Knowing, art making, education, and activism to promote healing, empowerment, and decolonization in herself and in her communities.

Shilo’s activism, artwork, and presentations explore the intersections of race, sexuality, body size, and trauma (individual and inter-generational) and seek to create understanding and empowerment through acts of survivance.

Shilo received a bachelor’s degree in Art Practices in 2012 and will complete her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy in the fall of 2015, both from Portland State University. Shilo has given many academic and community workshops and presentations on topics such as American Indian education, Indian mascots, adult learning and motivation, Indigenous research, and various topics related to sizeism and fatphobia.
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By: PSU WRC Love Your Body Action Team