NOLOSE 2008 Conference
Clarion Hotel, Northampton, Mass.
More Than Just Fat*: The Intersection of All of Our Identities
Come and get it: fat activism, workshops, dancing, swimming, body worship, creative zeal ...and real community!
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The 2008 conference will take place Sept. 26-28 at the Northampton Clarion hotel! Please save the date and tell a friend. Earlybird rates apply only through August 28! Also, the hotel is only holding rooms at the special conference rate for our group through August 25. After which they're turning them over to the general public (and there will be a wedding there, so the rooms may go), so please reserve now under the NOLOSE name!
About our conference theme:
We are all more than just fat*; we all have multiple places in the spectrum of humanity that we occupy. How do we bring our fat to our other identities, and bring our other identities to our fat? How do we make space for those that are different from ourselves in the fat liberation movement? How do we embrace and find value in the multiple identities, perspectives and backgrounds that we bring to the table as activists and as human beings? Bring your experience to the table!
Keynote Speaker: NOLOSE 2008 will be keynoted by the inspirational Geleni Fontaine. Geleni Fontaine is a fat, queer, Latina/o transperson living, studying and working in Brooklyn, New York. Former Board member of both NOLOSE and the Audre Lorde Project (the first queer people-of-color community center in the U.S.), Geleni is working to integrate a background in human rights and anti-violence activism with hands-on healing and empowerment work.
Unique shopping opps: bring extra cash if you want to participate in our silent auction with some kick-ass prizes. This year, we'll also have Re/Dress and Cupcake and Cuddlebunny vending clothing and wares, as well as Happy Fish, Smiling Star jewelry!
* More than just fat is the official tagline of Phat Camp, an innovative, body empowerment project for youth.
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