Understanding Size Diversity and Size Awareness free course

Understanding Size Diversity and Size Awareness, personal responsibility or a diversity Issue?

A free course designed for Trade Union representatives, branch officers, activists and people who aspire to be!

now Friday 22nd June and 29th June 2018 9am till 3 30pm

In the current anti-obesity climate, size discrimination is becoming increasingly significant as a human rights and workplace issue. Fat stigma in (and beyond) the workplace leads to bullying and unfair treatment raising urgent issues for trade unionists working for equality. This workshop explores size as a diversity issue. We will investigate science and stereotype around body weight focusing on how this is relevant to the workplace. Participants will leave with greater understanding of how to promote size equity and address unintended bias. They will be able to discuss size with regards to equality, disability and occupational health and know how develop agreements with employers on size discrimination.

Tutor Lucy Aphramor RD PhD AMRSPH co-author of Body Respect

Dr. Lucy Aphramor’s Body Respect debunks common myths about weight, including the misconceptions that BMI can accurately measure health, that fatness necessarily leads to disease, and that dieting will improve health. They also help make sense of how poverty and oppression–such as racism, homophobia, and classism–affect life opportunity, self-worth, and even influence metabolism. Body insecurity is rampant, and it doesn’t have to be. It’s time to overcome our culture’s shame and distress about weight, to get real about inequalities and health, and to show everybody respect.

Friday 22nd June and 29th June 2018

9am till 3 30pm

Trade Union Studies at Shrewsbury College London Shrewsbury SY2 6PR

For details contact Mike Edwards. mikee@shrewsbury.ac.uk


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