BEDA is the founding organization of International Weight Stigma Awareness Week which takes place annually during the last full week of September. For more information and to join us in creating an international awareness movement as an individual or organization visit http://bedaonline.com/events/weight-stigma-awareness-week/. We would like to thank BEDA for their continued support of the WSC.
AED’s main event is the annual International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), a scientific conference that spans research and education from basic science to the treating clinician. ICED is attended by leading international researchers and includes presentations and discussions on the cutting edge of research in the field.
Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support. Join us today at: www.naafa.org
Founded in 1936, SPSSI is an international group of psychologists, allied scientists, students, and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social issues. SPSSI seeks to bring theory and practice into focus on human problems of the group, the community, and nations, as well as the increasingly important problems that have no national boundaries. SPSSI publishes three scholarly journals, and hosts a broad range of funding opportunities and programs to further its mission. The organization provides its members with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and insights to the critical problems of today’s world.
Hate Free Culture is a project founded in 2014 by the Agency for Social Inclusion and funded by the EEA and the Czech government. Hate Free Culture targets young people and works closely with schools and using social media to raise awareness, provide information, and counter hoaxes and misleading or false news stories. Innovatively, they also reach out to haters online, conducting interviews with them and asking why they feel the way they do. Their goal is to bring people together, take on difficult conversations, and work for a more inclusive society. The project has given rise to Hate Free Art, Hate Free Zones, a Hate Free Fest branding for festivals, amongst other outputs.
Founded by Dennis Relojo, Psychreg is an online platform in psychology, mental health, and well-being. To achieve its core aim of being generous in providing people with relevant information, it operates in six strands: (1) blog; (2) podcast; (3) open access publication*; (4) mental health stories; (5) events (including the 1st International Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Education – ICPCE 2018, to be held on 2nd–4th August 2018 at New Era University in the Philippines); and, (6) an international organisation.
*Psychreg Journal of Psychology (PJP) welcomes submissions from all researchers in psychology and allied fields, and particularly encourages submissions from postgraduate researchers. PJP is published in June and December, but will continuously accept submissions throughout the year.
July 2016 special issue on Weight Stigma and Eating Behavior. Profs Robert Carels and Janet Latner, eds.
Routledge Journals is proud to publish Fat Studies, the first academic journal in the field of scholarship that critically examines theory, research, practices, and programs related to body weight and appearance. Routledge is one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works, and publishes content that spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Behavioural Sciences. We would like to than Fat Studies and Routledge for their continued support of the WSC.
Psychology of Women Quarterly (PWQ) is a feminist, scientific, peer-reviewed journal that publishes empirical research, critical reviews and theoretical articles that advance a field of inquiry, brief reports on timely topics, teaching briefs, and invited book reviews related to the psychology of women and gender. For more information about PWQ, visit: pwq.sagepub.com
NVivo is software that helps researchers organise and analyse unstructured information and qualitative data. Whatever your materials, your field, and your approach, NVivo provides a workspace to help you at every stage of your project – from organising your material, through to analysis, sharing and reporting. NVivo was developed to support analysis of rich data typically collected in the fields of social science, health and humanities and is extensively used by researchers in these disciplines around the world.
Prague Special Tours was established by Ivan Galik in 2010 after for more than 10 years tour-guiding experience. The main aim was to focus on tours for visitors with a different focus on the city, going under the skin, or under the ground in many cases and providing tours, which in general other companies don’t offer. This focus makes Prague Special Tours one of the most unique tour companies in Prague.
We are delighted to include bonprix as a sponsor of the 2014 Weight Stigma Conference. They offer a huge range of Womenswear in sizes from 6 to 32, and all at the same price. They don’t have a Plus range; larger women are not a special population. Bodies are just bodies and they all deserve to wear great clothes. Check out the bonprix website to see their huge range of high-quality Womenswear, Lingerie, Shoes, Accessories, Sports, Swimwear, Menswear and Childrenswear. We would also like to thank bonprix for sponsoring a student travel bursary.
Bodacious provides you with beautiful and luxurious fashions in sizes 10 to a curvy 24! Perfect fit, flattering styles, and oh-so-comfy fabrics!
Mission and Vision Statement: To Celebrate all bodies through awesome fashion choices. To actively support and grow the concept of love, warmth, acceptance and play within and without the store. To share what we do in a bigger way to encourage women to take risks, have fun and play in their fashion/lives. 109-1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC (Granville Island) / 2-1113 Langley Street, Victoria, BC. We are open 10–6 every day. www.bodacious.ca
Education and Training
Here at Leeds Beckett, we are a modern professional university with ambition. Our Weight Stigma and Discrimination Research Group has been established to explore the effects of weight stigma, and to develop novel, impactful interventions to reduce bias and address the social, psychological and physical effects of weight stigma and discrimination. We are driven by a mission to make a positive and decisive difference to people, communities and organisations through innovative, high-quality research that transforms policy and practice.
Current projects within the research group include: exploring the delivery and response to the National Child Measurement Programme, reducing stigmatising media portrayal, and examining the impact of weight stigma on the practitioner-patient relationship.
The host of the 2014 Weight Stigma Conference, the School of Psychology at the University of Kent is ranked within the top 20 UK psychology departments for world-leading research. Social psychology research in the school includes a focus on prejudice and discrimination, equality, identity, diversity and change, justice and morality, attitudes and decision making, status, leadership and power, conspiracies and social movements, security and risk, social influence, and personality. Visit the school website for more information.
We’d like to thank the Department of Psychology within the Faculty of Education at Charles University, Prague, for logistical help and providing volunteers on the ground during the 2017 conference.
The Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders is a BC-based charity of prevention and support for those suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders — and those who love them. We are about getting to the other side of eating disorders, to eventually achieving a world without this devastating disease. To that end, we offer innovative programs to facilitate eating disorder prevention, early intervention, support, recovery, and sustained relapse prevention.
The Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention Program provides education, resources and inspiration to prevent eating disorders and address disordered eating. Created and operated by Family Services of the North Shore, this innovative program supports BC youth, families, educators and professionals through online resources, live events, social media, and the Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves movement.
The National Centre for Eating Disorders in the UK provides professional training, information for patients and carers, and access to a network of ED treatment providers.
Kroppurinn er kraftaverk,er falleg bók fyrir börn um líkamsvirðingu. Hún beinir athygli barna að öllum þeim frábæru hlutum sem líkamar þeirra geta gert og hjálpar þeim að læra að hlusta á líkama sinn. Bókin er skrifuð með það að markmiði að kenna börnum að þykja vænt um líkama sinn, hugsa vel um hann og bera virðingu fyrir líkömum annarra. Það er mikilvægt veganesti sem öll börn ættu að fá að taka með sér út í lífið. Höfundur bókarinnar er Sigrún Daníelsdóttir og Björk Bjarkadóttir myndskreytti.
We would like to thank Routledge for donating a copy of ‘Fat Lives‘ by Irmard Tischner as prize for the best oral presentation during the 2013 conference, and “The Biopolitics of Lifestyle: Foucault, ethics and healthy choices” by Chris Mayes for the best oral presentation during the 2017 conference.
We would like to thank Palgrave Macmillan UK for donating a copy of Fat Bodies, Health and the Media by Dr Jayne Raisborough as the Best Oral Presentation prize, WSC 2016.
Rebecca Scritchfield, author of Body Kindness, and host of the Body Kindness podcast is a HAES registered dietitian and certified exercise physiologist. She offers weight inclusive individual, group, and online programs centered on well-being enhancement. Rebecca’s Body Kindness material is currently being adapted for a pilot program at UNC Charlotte designed to help postpartum women struggling with body image and weight concerns. She primarily works with kids, chronic dieters and people in recovery from Binge Eating Disorder. www.bodykindnessbook.com
In 2015, Icelanders celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women’s suffrage. During this anniversary year, the City of Reykjavik proudly supports a series of events that serve to cast light on women’s lives and their fight for equality. As part of this historic celebration, the City of Reykjavik is proud to support the 3rd Annual International Weight Stigma Conference.
Hotel Holt is a small four-star boutique hotel located on a quiet street in Reykjavík city center. The hotel has 41 rooms and is open year round. Guests can choose from four types of rooms so everyone should be able to find the right room for them. All rooms are decorated and furnished in a classical style with the guest’s utmost comfort in mind. Gallery Restaurant is Iceland´s premier dining experience with options to fit every palate.All rooms and public areas are adorned with classic paintings and artwork from some of Iceland´s most famous artists. Hotel Holt houses Iceland´s largest privately owned art collection that creates an unique atmosphere of quiet elegance and comfort in the heart of the city.
Fat Studies: Identity, Agency, & Embodiment is the second fat studies conference held in New Zealand. Speakers from six countries will share fat scholarship and activism over 29-30 June, 2016 at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Our keynotes are Katie LeBesco, author of Revolting bodies? The struggle to redefine fat identity, and Substania Jones of the Adipositivity Project. Those unable to attend in person are welcome to register as online attendees, which will provide livestreaming of the conference and on-demand videos of the conference presentations for up to a year.
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