Sabrina Strings: Fatphobia as Anti-Blackness: The Origins of Weight Stigma

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Author Sabrina Strings will present the topic: "The medical establishment tells us that we are in an "obesity epidemic" and that Black people--and Black women especially--should lose weight. But, is the desire to discipline fat Black people rooted in health concerns? In this presentation, I show that the aversion to fatness is not rooted in medical concerns. Rather, it dates back to slavery. Moreover, even the medical field is implicated in its racist and sexist origins."

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Event Type(s): Featured Event, Online Event, Author Events, Arts & Culture
Age Group(s): Adults 18+

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