In conjunction with National Smoke Out Day, the Issues Committee and the Women's Coordinating Council are sponsoring a seminar on addiction tonight.
The event, titled "Deadly Persuasion: Addiction and Advertising", will talk about how advertisers fuel addictions.
Jean Kilbourne, an author, will be the featured speaker. Much of Kilbourne's work has focused on alcohol and tobacco advertising and the image of women in advertising.
Kilbourne has twice been named "Lecturer of the Year" by the National Association of Campus Activities. Through her multimedia presentations, she illustrates her views on issues facing students, such as tyranny of the beauty ideal, the obsession with thinness and the link between objectification and violence.
Although she is an acclaimed speaker, Kilbourne is best known for her documentaries "Killing Us Softly," "Slim Hopes" and "Pack of Lies."
"Deadly Persuasion: Addiction and Advertising" begins at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium and is free to the public.