Women’s Circle Chicago

Women's Circle Chicago

Women's Circle Chicago

Join the monthly women's gathering. We will gather on a Monday (Moon Day) each month to celebrate, move our bodies, personally and collectively set intentions, and serve our community together.
Each gathering creates the possibility for connection through dancing/movement, bodycare products, meditations/yoga, and a closing circle.

Monday, October 30th, 2023
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
4001 N Sheridan (outdoors)
*enter in alley
*bring a mug for cacao

Meet your guest lead Lali!

Lali Abril is an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois Chicago. Abril's scholarship focuses on health interventions and persuasion in the context of preventive behaviors. Her core areas include obesity prevention and smoking cessation, but she has also worked with communicative correlates to blood donation, breast cancer patients' quality of life, and persuasion in cervical cancer screening. She is a native of Catalonia and lives by the Mediterranean way of life. 
In the United States, low intake of healthy foods (fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meats and fish), together with excess intake of unhealthy foods (junk food, fast food), are among the leading factors in obesity, heart disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes and mortality. Food environments research has uncovered the importance of physical environments and the vast difference among communities (e.g., distance to a grocery store). Compounding food environments are the food messages we receive from media and technology (especially around convenience and lack of time), which are primarily geared toward unhealthy food consumption and designed to make us feel inadequate and consumption-ready.

I propose a framework to explain the impossibility of eating healthily, which I call communicative contexts, taking place in five different realms: the physical environment, the mass media environment, the social media environment, the interpersonal networks, and technology. Although these contexts can be studied individually, there is an undeniable overlap between them. Communicative contexts operate everywhere. However, the impact on different demographics differs. 

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Date/Time October 30 2023, 12:00am - 11:59pm
Location 4001 n. Sheridan (outdoors)
*enter in alley

Rain location:
4007 N Broaday
*press #202 slowly
Phone Yoga Body Elements