From the “you can’t make this stuff up” file …
There has been a lot of chatter recently re: the value of a college education … tuitions are up, high paying job are scarce, “adult-children” hang on their parents’ health insurance policies until they’re 26, some move back in with mom and dad.
In these uncertain times, how are college students responding?
Here’s one answer …
Dateline Providence. R.I.: Brown University Students To Host Nudity Week
According to the CBS affiliate in Boston …
Some students at Brown University are ditching their clothes for a week to celebrate nudity.
Nudity in the Upspace includes nude open mic nights, yoga classes, body painting, a discussion forum and other nude student performances and events.
The discussion forum is described as “an open and honest discussion about power, privilege, race, class, gender, ability, and other isms how they intersect with nudity, body image, nudity in relation to (de)sexuality, etc.”
Becca Wolinsky and Camila Pacheco-Fores, both juniors at the Ivy League school, are coordinating the week-long series of events. They say their hope is to promote education and a positive experience.
“It’s mostly the idea of talking about and addressing things that people don’t ‘normally’ address and that can be stigmatized,” Pacheco-Fores told the Brown Daily Herald. “I hope that people will laugh when it’s funny and feel moved when that is appropriate. I hope that people will come out of the experience feeling empowered and feeling that bodies and people are beautiful whether naked or clothed.”
No phones, cameras or bags will be allowed at the events.
My favorite: Naked open mic night … that one migh catch on.
Becca & Camila ’s parents must be so damn proud of their daughters … and delighted to see what their $55,086 per year in tuition, room & board is buying. Source
As I said, you just can’t make this stuff up.