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February 27, 2013

Cultural Odyssey’s Jones & Ackamoor to Perform

7:30PM 9:00PM

Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor present "Mixed Repertory," an evening of spoken word and interdisciplinary performance drawing material from their latest productions including "The Resurrection of SHE: From Frisco to Soweto," "The Love Project," "and Performance Music." Cultural Odyssey is one of the oldest African American performing arts organizations in California. Founded in 1979 by musician Idris Ackamoor, and joined in 1983 by performance artist Rhodessa Jones, Cultural Odyssey’s mission is to support the artistic work and vision of them and an ancillary group of emerging, community and established performing artists. FREE Fillius Events Barn at Hamilton College

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Film

8:00PM 10:00PM

In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW), Hamilton College will present the documentary film "Miss Represented." Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film challenges the mainstream media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls that make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. The documentary includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics including Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow and Rosario. NEDAW is primarily a volunteer effort, including eating disorder professionals, health care providers, students, educators, social workers and individuals committed to raising awareness of the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment. The goal is to ultimately prevent eating disorders while reducing the stigma surrounding them and providing better access to treatment. FREE Kennedy Auditorium in the Taylor Science Center at Hamilton College