This year The Thin Line (and actress Lauran Paten Hughes) is spending ED Awareness week at Iowa State University and with the Maine State Legislature.
ISU has a strong coalition of departments and programs including ISU Student Counseling Services, the Program for Women in Science and Engineering, the ISU Committee on Lectures, Students of Education and Clinical Psychology, and the Division of Student Affairs who have teamed up with the Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa and Waukee High School to bring a week of events highlighting eating disorder awareness and prevention. They are screening the film Miss Representation, throwing a party to celebrate the body you currently have, and presenting The Thin Line twice! You can download the program for the week here.
Back on the east coast, Add Verb (and actress Emily Dennis) will be presenting The Thin Line to our Maine State Legislators in the State House Welcome Center on Tuesday, February 26th at 4PM. Mainely Girls and the National Eating Disorders Association have worked with Add Verb to highlight this issue as part of our week-long tour of Aroostook County in April. Please encourage your legislator to attend – follow this link to email them your story about what Add Verb and Eating Disorder Awareness & Prevention mean to you! http://www.maine.gov/legis/house/hbiolist.htm