November 20, 2014

Amy Maitner, presented her work on Purple Ribbon at the NWSA convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico on November 15, 2014. The convention was notable in the association’s history with 2,6000 participants, and keynote speaker, Bell Hooks.
The Purple Ribbon Program is a student-created original program that certifies university faculty and staff upon completion of a training program about the symptoms and dangers of eating disorders. Once certified, they will be aware of the resources and support available on campus so they can refer struggling students. Certified individuals receive a Purple Ribbon to hang on their door that will symbolize their office as a safe place for students to express their eating or body image concerns. The Purple Ribbon Program creates justice for those oppressed by eating disorders, and stops the silence occurring in school settings.
Click here to view the Purple Ribbon Project Poster.