n o l o s e 2006: registration info
nolose: the conference for fat lesbians, dykes, bi-women, trans folks, and our queer allies

Menla Mountain Retreat
September 1-3, 2006
Phoenicia, New York


2006 Preliminary Program

We hope you're able to arrive early to have time to really enjoy the gorgeous space and have a chance to play and get to know each other.

We're also hosting a silent auction and raffle with some kick-ass prizes, so bring extra cash if you want to get in the game!


Check out our conference booklet for descriptions and bios! (PDF)

All meals, activities and materials are included in your registration fee, unless specified.

Friday, Sept. 1:

2:00 - 9:00 - Registration and check-in

4:00 - 7:00 - Playtime!

Big Fun - Outdoor recess, but almost everyone's fat, not just you! Bocce ball (accessible to all), croquet, badminton/volleyball, frisbees, trackball and football will be available. You don't have to know how to play to enjoy. (Kelley McGuinness)
Pool time - The pool will be available all afternoon for frolicking and socializing. Bathing suits/swim clothing of your choice required except for designated Sat. nude pool parties.
Bookmaking - A hands-on crafts activity where you can make your own blank (or not blank) fat-inspired book. (Robin Fradkin)

7:30 - 8:30 - Dinner 
9:00 - 11:00 - Welcome & Opening ceremonies
11:00 - late - Movie Night [unconfirmed], lounging, private parties.


Saturday, Sept. 2:

7:30 - 8:15 - Early AM concurrent activities (3):

Meditation , A Tool for Easing the Impact of Fat Hatred - part I/instructional (Deb Malkin)
Caucus / Make-Your-Own Workshops (2)

8:30 - 9:30 - Breakfast 

10:15 - 12:00 - Keynote Speaker (and Announcements): Heather MacAllister

12:30 - 1:45 - Concurrent activities:

Medical Self-Advocacy for Fat People (Amanda Piasecki)
Activating Your Sensual Self (Deb Malkin)
Fat Allies Discussion (Ace McArleton)
Naked Pool Party I - clothing optional

1:45 - 2:15 - Boxed lunches - we'll have these ready for you to take with you to your next activity.

2:30 - 3:45 - Concurrent activities:

Supersized Me (Elena Escalera)
Money, Markets, Food and Fat - Towards a Class Politics for the Fat Liberation Movement (Becca Widom)
Building Fat Community (Stacy Bias)
Get Your Freak On - Improvisational Tools for Dealing with Fat Harassment (Devra)

4:15 - 5:30 - Concurrent activities:

Healing From the Center - Movement and Stillness (Geleni Fontaine)
WLS w/in the NOLOSE Community - facilitated discussion. What Does it Mean for the Movement and How Do We Talk About it? (facilitated by Cristy Cardinal)
Messy Outdoor Fun - jello wrestling & slip'n'slide - get hosed, or just come get hosed down! Clothing required, if minimally. (Anne, Stefanie Snider)
Naked Pool Party II - clothing optional

7:00 - 8:00 - Dinner

9:00 - 11:00 - Dance Party!
9:00 - late - Movies! Throw your own Spin The Bottle (etc.) Party!


Sunday, Sept. 3:

8:00 - 8:45 - Early AM concurrent activities:

Meditation , A Tool for Easing the Impact of Fat Hatred (Deb Malkin) - part II - all meditation (no instruction)
Caucus / Make-Your-Own Workshops (2)

9:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast 

10:15 - 11:45 - Town Meeting - everyone's presence requested

12:00 - 1:15 - Concurrent activities:

Gruesome: Anti-Assimilationist Fat Aesthetics (Amanda Piasecki, Max Airborne)
Initiation: Embodying Fat Liberation (Heather MacAllister)
Fear of Fat: Beyond 101 (Holly Hessinger)
Aqua Aerobics (Elena Escalera)

1:30 - 2:30 - Lunch

2:30 - 4:00 - Closing ceremonies & activities - come prepared for the finish of the silent auction

Beautiful Feelings
Benefits of Gymnastics
Free Pricing