If you're interested in body size politics, you might want to check out the following UCLA lectures, which are open to the general public. From the release we just received:
Beginning Jan. 20 and continuing through March, the UCLA Center for the Study of Women will present "Gender and Body Size," a series of three lectures on obesity, health, body image and gender. The lecture series is organized by Abigail C. Saguy, associate professor and vice chair of the UCLA Department of Sociology and author of numerous articles on obesity.
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 5 p.m.
Fat and Identity Politics: Lecture by Paul Campos, professor of law at the University of Colorado and author of "The Obesity Myth: Why America's Obsession With Weight Is Hazardous to Your Health" (Gotham, 2004).
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4 p.m.
Weight and Mortality: The Health Perspective: Lecture by Katherine M. Flegal, senior research scientist and distinguished consultant at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
Monday, March 10, 4 p.m.
Fighting Fat Fear During the War on 'Obesity': Lecture by Marilyn Wann, activist and author of "Fat! So? Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size" (Ten Speed Press, 1998).
All lectures will take place at Royce Hall, Room 314, on the UCLA campus.
-- Rosie Mestel