PROVIDENCE, RI (CBS) – 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.
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