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Graduate School Public Lectures

Women and body image with Kathy Najimy

Tues. May 19, 2015       6:30 p.m.

Kane Hall 120, UW Campus

najimy210Known for her memorable performances on both stage and screen (including Sister Act, Hocus Pocus, VEEP and 14 seasons as the voice of Peggy Hill on the award-winning animated series, King of the Hill), Kathy Najimy is also an outspoken voice in culture-wide conversations on issues of women’s and LGBTQ rights. In this lecture she speaks to issues of body image, taking on the cultural forces that adversely dictate the self-esteem and image of millions of women today.

Beyond her prolific work as an actor, producer and director, Kathy Najimy is an enthusiastic supporter of women’s and girls’ rights, AIDS awareness, animal rights and a woman’s right to choose, and frequently travels around the country to keynote speak on these issues. In 2005, she was named Woman of the Year by Ms. Magazine.

As the sophistication of science and medicine advances, our understanding of health and wellness for individuals, families and nations grows beyond the mere measure of waistlines. Presented by University of Washington Graduate School and the UWAA, the Weight & Wellness Lecture Series approaches topic of body and size with consideration to socioeconomic structures, nutritional disparity in food sources, brain chemistry, environmental influences and more, showing us that, for human health, it is not always our conventional wisdom that holds the most weight.

For more information, contact the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or uwalumni@uw.edu.

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