Fourth Annual International Weight Stigma Conference
April 29-30, 2016
AGENTS OF CHANGE: ADDRESSING WEIGHT STIGMA THROUGH ACTIVISM, EDUCATION, AND POLICY
Despite the growth of weight stigma scholarship, weight-based oppression continues to be dominant within society, where thinness is privileged and fatness is oppressed. Given the harmful psychological and physiological consequences of weight stigma, exploring ways to change cultural attitudes and beliefs about body size is, therefore, evermore important. This year's theme focuses on efforts, opportunities, and ideas for addressing weight stigma through activism, education, and policy.
Marilyn Wann, activist: "Defending health and human rights from weight stigma"
Jolanda Jetten, Professor of Social Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia: "When discrimination is considered legitimate, and the path to illegitimacy"
Kevin Lindsey, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights: "Beyond 'obesity': Navigating discrimination and disability laws"
For more information, full programme, and to register, visit: stigmaconference.com
About the Conference: The Weight Stigma Conference is an inter-disciplinary event that brings together scholars and practitioners from a range of backgrounds (e.g., psychology, medicine, public health, sociology, allied health professions, education, sports and exercise science, social sciences, media studies, business, public policy, law) to consider research, policy, rhetoric, and practice around the issue of weight stigma.