03/21/2013 Absolutely Safe screening

Please join us!

Film screening and discussion

Featuring filmmaker Carol Ciancutti-Leyva and Our Bodies Ourselves Co‚Äźfounder Judy Norsigian

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Place: Auditorium, UIC School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Il

Please join us to view the film and engage in a discussion on women's health topics including breast implant safety, body image, and women's health activism.

ABSOLUTELY SAFE takes an open-minded, personal approach to the controversy over breast implant safety. ABSOLUTELY SAFE is the story of everyday women who find themselves and their breasts in the tangled and confusing intersection of health, money, science, and beauty. http://www.absolutelysafe.com/index.html

Carol Ciancutti-Leyva's inspiration for ABSOLUTELY SAFE came from her mother. She believed her mother's declining health was due to silicone breast implants. Her goal for the film was to encourage viewers to think about, question, and debate not only breast implant safety but also the quest for perfection and beauty that we all confront.

Judy Norsigian is the executive director and a co-founder of Our Bodies Ourselves, formerly known as the Boston Women's Health Book Collective. She is an internationally renowned speaker and author on a range of women's health concerns, including women and health care reform, abortion and contraception, childbirth, sexually transmitted infections, and genetics and reproductive technologies. Ms. Norsigian has been an author and editor for each of the nine editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves, the organization's landmark book on women's health and sexuality.

This event is free and open to the public. To register, visit http://go.uic.edu/safe. To request more information, or to request accommodations, please contact Kris at 312-413-4251 or ude.ciu|3emmizk#ude.ciu|3emmizk.

UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender
UIC Maternal and Child Health Program
Radical Public Health

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