Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group

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Body Size Diversity: It's Just How ...

Body Size Diversity: It's Just How We Roll!

Oct 25, 2014
10:30AM to 5:30PM
@ SFU Burnaby Campus

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Join SFPIRG and Fat Panic! Vancouver for a day of fat politics and body positivity! Body size and weight are big topics these days – not to mention big business.

In this full-day workshop we will use facilitated discussion, writing exercises and just a little bit of (optional) theatre to explore what fatness has come to mean in our society, and how fat oppression, in conjunction with many other patterns of injustice, works to shape our day to day lives, including our relationships with other people and our own bodies. We will consider some of the abundant myths about fat health and take a tour through some of the research relating to fatness and mortality/longevity, all while turning a critical eye on the role that healthism plays in shaping these discussions.

Fat oppression targets those of us who are considered ‘too fat.’ But every one of us, no matter what our body size, is impacted by this form of injustice, and each of us can play a role in tearing it down. Let’s work together to create a world in which no one is taught to hate their own or anyone else’s body. Facilitated by Kalamity Hildebrandt.

Everyone welcome, but advance registration is required. REGISTER HERE.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:

All our events are held in wheel & scooter accessible venues, close to accessible washrooms. In order to enable people to attend without experiencing hardship, bus tickets and money for childcare is available upon request. We aim to create a scent-reduced space. ASL translation is available for this event if requested before October 11th. Request when registering. For more info, contact us on (778) 782-5339 or info@sfpirg.ca.