The Physical Is Political: The Radical Potential of Inclusiveness in Movement, Part 1
Mar
28
6:30 AM06:30

The Physical Is Political: The Radical Potential of Inclusiveness in Movement, Part 1

(Time of Day TBD)

Have you ever felt as though your gender identity, sexual orientation, size, race, or disability prevented you from feeling comfortable in your body and/or in the gym? This common experience is not inevitable: there is an alternative! 

In a society in which health outcomes are all too often correlated with wealth and social privilege, allowing yourself to develop a healing and empowering relationship to movement is, indeed, an act of political and social resistance. 

This workshop will explore the importance of developing an inclusive and sustainable movement practice that is accessible to people of all genders, sizes, and abilities. Participants will learn about the role of physical empowerment as a catalyst for social and political transformation and participate in an activity that will enable them to create a plan for incorporating movement into their lives. Furthermore, all participants will have an opportunity to witness old-time feats of strength performed by the presenter, Lore McSpadden.

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What Did You Just Say?! Communicating Across Differences
Mar
13
4:00 PM16:00

What Did You Just Say?! Communicating Across Differences

Come join the Brockport Community Conversations for this chance to explore ways to more skillfully navigate conversations regarding diversity and equity. This event will be in the Seymour College Union Ballroom; the event is accessible to wheelchair users, it will be ASL interpreted, and there are all-gender restrooms available.

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Movement as a Personal Revolution
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Movement as a Personal Revolution

Join us for a morning of healthy movement with a focus on self-care and discussing what it means to be in the LGBT community in relationship with our bodies.

Meet with experienced strength and movement-based trainer, Lore McSpadden, and Curvy Yoga instructor, Jenna Weintraub, as they help us work out together. Bring your questions and ideas! We’ll talk about how taking care of our bodies can leave us ready to embrace ourselves where we’re at and work to improve the world around us.

Find us in the Day Health Dining Room!

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Nov
2
9:00 PM21:00

"I'm Fat!" Screening

As part of the High Falls Women’s Film Festival, Jenna Weintraub from Body Love Yoga and I will be representing ROC Body Love (a social community group for fat and body positive folks in Rochester, NY) at a screening of the film "I'm Fat." We'll be participating in a Q&A after the film. 

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Aug
4
1:45 PM13:45

Can Body-Positive Wellness and Dysphoria Coexist?

  • Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop explored the complicated dynamics involved in developing a body-positive approach to fitness and wellness for trans people that respects the deep impact of gender dysphoria. The importance of radical fat acceptance and personal empowerment as a catalyst for internal and social transformation was emphasized.

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Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

Don't Grab My Pussy 2.0

At this fundraiser for RESTORE Sexual Assault Services, I performed feats of strength while sharing a personal account of surviving and thriving in life after experiences of sexual assault.

“In celebration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, in the wake of the #metoo movement, the #timesup movement and the every-day attack on women's sexual and reproductive health as well as the general dismissal of survivors' stories, we bring you a night to laugh, cry, yell and raise money for an amazing cause.”

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Jul
18
9:30 AM09:30

Creating Inclusive Fitness Spaces

In this workshop, participants explored ways in which radical and genuine acceptance of all bodies and identities can make fitness spaces and programs safe and celebratory for all. From theories of intersectionality to strategies for transforming programs in the fields of health/wellness, participants discovered ways that health and wellness spaces have traditionally created barriers to the full participation of all community members, learn about the tools and resources available to remove these barriers, and confront the institutionalized dynamics of privilege in order to build authentic relationships with individuals and communities who continue to face resistance to their full inclusion.

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May
9
10:00 AM10:00

Mobility and Flexibility, Part 2

Mobility and flexibility are important for people of all ages! During this workshop, we explored the difference between mobility and flexibility, and then all all participants were able to participate in some drills that can help them move better, more smoothly, and through an increased range of motion.

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May
2
10:00 AM10:00

Mobility and Flexibility, Part 1

Mobility and flexibility are important for people of all ages! During this workshop, we explored the difference between mobility and flexibility, and then all all participants were able to participate in some drills that can help them move better, more smoothly, and through an increased range of motion.

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