Happy #fatisnotaviolationfriday y’all! We are still going to be writing up our review of the Shrill TV show with Aidy Bryant. But, so many folks have been asking “Hey, are size acceptance events new?”
No! They are not. They have been around for decades. We wrote an article about Brie Brown and her pioneering of these events in the 1990s. but, what about other organizations?
Have you heard about NAAFA? Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to ending size discrimination in all of its forms. NAAFA’s goal is to help build a society in which people of every size are accepted with dignity and equality in all aspects of life. NAAFA will pursue this goal through advocacy, public education, and support.
“We are proud to announce NAAFA’s 50th Anniversary Conference being held in Las Vegas, NV on June 14 – 16, 2019 at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall.” – NAAFA Team
This conference marks a major milestone for the organization and for size acceptance/ fat liberation and we love it!
The conference theme is “Honoring our Past; Creating our Future” and NAAFA founder, Bill Fabrey, will be their Friday Key Note speaker. And, we hear Jes Baker is going to be there, as well!
Bold Media CEO Christopher Salute will also be speaking on Weight Discrimination in the digital age. And, Aby Deal, Bold’s Marketing Director will be hosting a movement session!
The Early Bird rate for members whose annual dues are paid is only $229! The non-member pricing is $259.00. But this rate will only be good through April 1, 2019.
The conference is held at Sam’s Hotel in Las Vegas. We are so excited to go!
For more, see their website below:
And Be Bold!