Press Release for Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Media Tip Sheet (Feb. 11-23, 2004)

(904) 620-2115

Each week we prepare a “TIP SHEET” for Jacksonville-area media highlighting events and activities of interest to the community. Please feel free to contact the Office of Media Relations and Events at (904) 620-2115 for additional information on any event. Information also can be obtained by visiting the UNF Web calendar at Individuals attending all events on campus are reminded that $2 parking permits are required and can be purchased at the Information Booth as they enter campus.

Cornel West to Speak at MLK Luncheon

Noted author and educator Dr. Cornel West will be the featured speaker at UNF’s 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the University Center on the UNF campus.

West, who is a professor of religion at Princeton University, has written a number of ground-breaking books, such as Race Matters, Restoring Hope, The American Evasion of Philosophy, Jews and Blacks: Let the Healing Begin and The War Against Parents. In his latest book, The Cornel West Reader, he discusses the growing divisions in American society and how it fosters the despair and distrust that undermines the democratic process.

Tickets for the luncheon are $35 for individuals; $14 for UNF students; and $400 for a table of eight. Tickets are available at the UNF Ticket Box Office. Proceeds from the event will be used for scholarships.

Speaker to Address Body Image, Advertising

Jean Kilbourne will speak on "Eating Our Hearts Out: The Obsession with Thinness in Advertising" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in the Robinson Theatre on the UNF campus.

Kilbourne is noted internationally for her films and videos, including the “Killing Us Softly” series and “Slim Hopes: Advertising and the Obsession with Thinness.” She also is the author of “Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel.”

Kilbourne’s free speech comes at the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which runs Feb. 23 to 29.

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