4th Annual Weight Stigma Conference

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Weight Stigma Conference 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.


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.


Previous Conferences

Information about previous conferences, including conference brochure and abstract books, and speaker slides, is available here.


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