Lose Hate Not Weight with Virgie Tovar

April 3

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Craig Hall, Room 120, Community Room

Register for this event here.

The story of modern day diet culture begins 200 years ago with a man named Reverend Sylvester Graham, inventor of the graham cracker and founder of the Dietary Reform Movement. As the current war against fat (people) mounts, the food on our plates and the size of our waists have become part of the public domain. In this lecture, Virgie Tovar, author and fat activist, offers an in-depth discussion of diet culture and fatphobia with an eye to the intersections of race, gender, and class.

Virgie Tovar is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the founder of Babecamp, a 4-week online course designed to help women who are ready to break up with diet culture, and started the hashtag campaign #LoseHateNotWeight. She pens a weekly column called Take the Cake. Tovar edited the ground-breaking anthology Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012) and The Feminist Press will be publishing her forthcoming book of non-fiction (Summer 2018). She holds a Master's degree in Sexuality Studies with a focus on the intersections of body size, race and gender. Find her online at www.virgietovar.com

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

6:00 p.m. Registration begins

6:30 p.m. Event begins

8:00 p.m. Event concludes

Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

Boettcher Foundation Community Room, Craig Hall 120
2148 S. High St. Denver, CO 80208

This event is free, but registration is required