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Thursday, June 15 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
Abundant Bodies Network Gathering

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How do we unlearn mainstream ideas of what a body should look like and learn to celebrate the diversity, resilience, wisdom and beauty of all bodies? The Abundant Bodies Network Gathering will challenge the ongoing ways mainstream media shames and harms abundant bodies, name fat phobia in our organizing and activism, and will create media and practical strategies for resistance, healing and community building. We will broaden the conversation around fat activism by centering this gathering on the voices of indigenous, Black, people of color, dis/abled, super-sized, trans and queer fat folks. Abundant/thick/fat bodies are the target of so much hate, policing and negativity, even in our organizing communities. Through workshops, skillshares and community building we will transform mainstream ideas around abundant bodies and create resilient communities, media and art that celebrates our bodies! This is an open network gathering. To propose a session, please submit this form.

Coordinators of this network gathering are Linda Dianne, Amanda Levitt, KC Slack, and Kytara Epps.

Thursday June 15, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
McGregor: Room C