Event Details

$45 members, $65 not-yet-members

Partner Event - Taking Up Space: The Roots and Implications of Sizeism

This event is offered in partnership with Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

IMPORTANT NOTE: NH Center for Nonprofits members are eligible for the Minnesota member rate. Members, please use promo code NCN when registering. This workshop will be held from 11:00AM-1:00PM Eastern. Please reach out to info@minnesotanonprofits.org if registration assistance is needed.


In a culture trained by centuries of sexism and racism to objectify women’s bodies, to privilege thinness, and to condemn fatness, the importance of celebrating and respecting fat bodies can be difficult for some to grasp. Social systems of sizeism and ableism deny fat bodies equal worth, access, and value. Outdated practices in the healthcare industry invalidate personal autonomy, pathologize, and endanger big bodies. Anti-fat bias in hiring and recruiting can mean missing out on talented candidates who we assume to lack individual willpower or discipline simply because of their size. In this workshop, we explore sizeism and ableism through the intersectional lens of sexism, racism, and classism. We discuss the implications of anti-fat bias in the workplace and learn to create inclusive spaces for bodies of all sizes.