Popular Vancouver rocker Bif Naked will speak about body image and the media at the International Women's Day celebration at the University of the Fraser Valley Abbotsford campus March 8.
Fighting against adversity is a main theme, and having a strong female voice is one of the ways women and men can learn about the difficulties women face in today's society.
The event starts at 3 p.m. with a screening in room B101 of Miss Representation, a 90-minute documentary about body image and media, which shows how mainstream media undermines and sexualizes women, skewing how both genders perceive women, and contributes to the under-representation of women in American politics and business.
The documentary will be followed by refreshments in the cafeteria, room B105, at 4:30 p.m., with Bif Naked, speaking at 5 p.m.
A breast cancer survivor and punk rocker, Bif Naked has experience in the spotlight, and knows the pros and cons of media coverage.
The event is free to students, and for faculty and community members there is a $10 entrance fee. Tickets can be bought at the Abbotsford or Chilliwack UFV libraries.