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ONLINE: Taking Up Space: The Roots and Implications of Sizeism

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Taking Up Space, the Roots and Implications of Sizism

Event Details

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
8:00am-10:00am PT/ 10:00am-12:00pm CT
Online
Hosted by Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

In a culture trained by centuries of sexism and racism to objectify women’s bodies, to privilege thinness, and to condemn fatness, the importance of celebrating and respecting fat bodies can be difficult for some to grasp. Social systems of sizeism and ableism deny fat bodies equal worth, access, and value. Outdated practices in the healthcare industry invalidate personal autonomy, pathologize, and endanger big bodies. Anti-fat bias in hiring and recruiting can mean missing out on talented candidates who we assume to lack individual willpower or discipline simply because of their size. In this workshop, we explore sizeism and ableism through the intersectional lens of sexism, racism, and classism. We discuss the implications of anti-fat bias in the workplace and learn to create inclusive spaces for bodies of all sizes.

Cost

$45 for NAWA Members (Check the member resources page for the coupon code)

$65 for Not-Yet Members. Interested in becoming a member? Find more information here

Register for this workshop with the host, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. 

Nonprofit Association of Washington is proud to partner on this event hosted by Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

Nonprofit Association of WA Logo, the state of WA in red, yellow, teal, and purple in multiple vectors.
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Please contact the organizer with questions about this event.

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