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Huisman Mother Daughter Project Events Planned

University of Maine sociologist Kim Huisman and undergraduate research assistant Elizabeth Joy, who began work during the summer on the Maine Mother Daughter Project to enhance mother-daughter relationships and to foster girls’ success, have planned an October conference about the project and will host a film and speaker series at the UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The first in the series will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, and will feature 14-year-old Julia Bluhm of Waterville, who successfully petitioned Seventeen magazine to stop digitally altering the faces and bodies of women in photographs. Bluhm will discuss her campaign after the showing of a documentary film, “Cover Girl Culture: Awakening the Media Generation.” The conference, The Maine Mother Daughter Project: A Conference for Women on Cultivating Strong Bonds with Our Daughters, planned from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, will feature a keynote address by Lyn Mikel Brown, a Colby College education professor and cofounder of Hardy Girls Healthy Women.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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