2017 NAAFA
Advisors Webinar
Series

September 2017 Program: Human Rights for Fat Humans

If you missed this webinar, not to worry! We have it recorded for playback, along with the presentation slides available to view. To access the recorded webinar, just click this link, https://fccdl.in/2tPSEVueb

Presentation Slides

These webinars will be free of charge, an educational service to not only our members and the size acceptance community, but to the world. All interested parties are welcome to join us.

The fourth in our series of presentations is Human Rights for Fat Humans and is being offered on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM PDT (12:00 PM CDT and 1:00 PM EDT) presented by NAAFA Advisory Board Member, Lily O'Hara Ph.D.
Dr. O’Hara is a public health professor and practitioner with extensive experience in Australia and the United Arab Emirates. She is currently Assistant Professor of Public Health at Abu Dhabi University in the UAE. Lily has worked on community, workplace and school based programs addressing a broad range of health and wellbeing issues. Her research focuses on assessing both holistic and specific aspects of health and wellbeing in local communities, analyzing and critiquing public health approaches to body weight, and developing ethical and evidence-based public health initiatives using the Health at Every Size approach. Her research is also focused on developing the ethical and technical competencies of the health promotion workforce. She is the proud recipient of the NAAFA International Size Acceptance Trailblazer Award in recognition of diligent work in bringing the message of Health at Every Size to colleagues in the health education field.

The weight-centered health paradigm and resulting concerns about the “obesity epidemic” are the foundation for public health policies and programs around the world. International human rights treaties describe the legal obligations of states and the moral obligations of other actors in society to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights, including the right to health. In this webinar Dr. O'Hara will critique the weight-centered health paradigm through a human rights lens. By working within the weight-centered health paradigm, practitioners and organizations may inadvertently breach their human rights obligations.
The objectives of the webinar are to:

  • Describe the human rights of fat humans as enshrined in international human rights treaties
  • Examine the evidence related to these human rights
  • Highlight actions by the state that directly breach human rights
  • Encourage participants to advocate for the human rights of fat humans

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PAST WEBINARS:

June 2017 Program: Weapons of Mass Distraction - How to deal with the constant questions "But aren't they unhealthy?" and "Why can't they just lose weight?"

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Presentation Slides

These webinars will be free of charge, an educational service to not only our members and the size acceptance community, but to the world. All interested parties are welcome to join us.

The third in our series of presentations is Weapons of Mass Distraction - How to deal with the constant questions "But aren't they unhealthy?" and "Why can't they just lose weight?" and is being offered on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM PST (1:00 PM Central and 2:00 PM EST) presented by NAAFA Advisory Board Member, Esther Rothblum Ph.D.
Dr. Rothblum is Professor of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University and editor of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society. Her research and writing have focused on the stigma of weight, weight and employment discrimination, and weight across cultures. She has edited over 20 books, including Overcoming Fear of Fat (with Laura Brown in 1989) and The Fat Studies Reader (with Sondra Solovay, 2009).

This webinar will focus on how to deal with the constant questions "But aren't they unhealthy?" and "Why can't they just lose weight?" It will focus on four strategies:

  • Placing weight obession into historical and cultural focus.
  • Exposing the methodological flaws in the myth about weight and health.
  • Exposing the methodological flaws in the myth that permanent weight loss is possible.
  • Discussing fat activism and Health at Every Size.


March 2017 Program: Fatshion as Action - Having Fun With Clothes While Changing the World!

What a great webinar! If you were not able to attend, you don't have to miss it. Just click this link to access the recorded webinar. https://goo.gl/WRSGzR

Presentation Slides

These webinars will be free of charge, an educational service to not only our members and the size acceptance community, but to the world. All interested parties are welcome to join us.

The second in our series of presentations is "Fatshion as Action - Having Fun With Clothes While Changing the World!" and is being offered on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM PST (12:00 PM Central and 2:00 PM EST) presented by NAAFA Board Member, Tigress Osborn. Tigress is a size celebration activist, model and performer who has produced fashion and nightlife events for fat community since 2008. She will be joined in conversation by acclaimed fashion designer Bertha Pearl of Size Queen Clothing and supersize model Saucye West, founder of #FatAndFree.

The webinar objectives are that:

  • Participants will examine marketing vocabulary and fashion jargon as it relates to fat and plus size bodies, including critical discussion of what is often an important distinction between between plus size fashion and fat positive fashion.
  • Participants will learn how fashion works as activism by increasing fat visibility in mainstream media, and we will discuss how this helps or hinders fat freedom.
  • Participants will gain behind-the-scenes insights into the world of fatshion from two prominent and well-respected fat positive fashion stars.
  • Participants will be given resources for finding, affording and creating fat positive looks for people of all genders.

January/February 2017 Program: Why Become an Advocate for HAES (Health at Every Size)?

Re-Offer Date/Time(s): Saturday, February 25 at 10:00 am PST (11:00 am CST, 1:00 pm EST)

We are re-offering our January webinar due to technical difficulties incurred by participants.

These bi-monthly webinars will be free of charge, an educational service to not only our members and the size acceptance community, but to the world. All interested parties are welcome to join us.



The first in our series of presentations is "Why Become an Advocate for HAES (Health at Every Size)?" and is being re-offered on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM PST (11:00 AM Central and 1:00 PM EST) presented by NAAFA Advisor, Joanne Ikeda, MA, RD, a nationally recognized expert on pediatric obesity and the dietary practices of ethnic and immigrant populations as well as a pioneer in the Health at Every Size community and long time NAAFA supporter.



Joanne's objectives are that:

  • Participants will be enthusiastic about adopting HAES as their approach to health.
  • Participants will become familiar with resources they can use to learn more about HAES and to advocate a HAES approach to health.
  • Participants will learn to recognize bogus HAES programs when they see them.

Presentation Slides