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The Lipstick Project*
April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Leigh Boyle, whom Mimi Killinger has worked to bring to UMaine and local high schools, is founder of an organization that goes to the heart of the humanistic endeavor. The Lipstick Project (named for the story of a crate of lipstick that mysteriously appeared during the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp) provides free, professional spa treatments to people in hospice and hospitals, bringing beauty and dignity to them during the last days of their lives. This “collective assault” on institutional isolation is an exemplary model of feminist, community engagement rooted in the belief that human touch is a powerful, binding societal force that is essential to the human experience.
There are two events on April 25:
12:30-1:45PM Bangor Room, Memorial Union is a WGS Brown Bag Lunch talk “The Lipstick Project: Contributing to a Very Good Death.”
7PM 100 Donald P Corbett Building. A public address “The Lipstick Project.”