The Fat Politics of Moving Bodies – An Introductory workshop for people who want to create fat inclusive movement opportunities with Kalamity Hildebrandt

In this two part workshop we will explore what fatness has come to mean in our society, and how fat oppression, in conjunction with many other patterns of injustice, works to shape our day to day lives, including our relationships with other people and our own bodies. This workshop will pay particular attention to how anti-fatness impacts our collective understanding of what movement is for, and all too often turns movement focused activities, spaces and conversations into hostile environments for fat people. Fat oppression targets those of us who are considered ‘too fat.’ But every one of us, no matter what our body size, is impacted by this form of injustice, and each of us can play a role in tearing it down. Let’s work together to create a world in which no one is taught to hate their own or anyone else’s body. **There will be sturdy armless chairs available, the space and washroom are scooter/wheelchair accessible, as well as gender neutral, no ASL interpretation will be available. We ask all participants in this workshop to adhere to a no scent policy.**
Thursday, April 9th & 16th, 2020 | 5pm – 9pm | 1659 Venables St (accessible)
Sliding scale $100 – $175 | YO Volunteers 50% off & YO Volunteer Alum 25% off

Yoga Outreach is piloting a sliding scale for fees for this workshop.

There are a limited amount of slots for classes offered at the middle and lower end of the scale. Please be mindful that if you purchase a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher ticket prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility. Being honest with yourself and your financial situation when engaging with sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities. *Adapted from

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

About Kalamity

Kalamity Hildebrandt is a founder of Fat Panic! Vancouver, an alliance of people of all sizes who are committed to ending fat oppression and building a world in which no one is taught to hate their own – or any one else’s – body, for any reason. Kalamity is also the Director of Research and Education at SFPIRG (the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group), a social and environmental justice centre located at (but independent from) Simon Fraser University. They (Kalamity’s pronouns are they/them/their) are socially and politically located somewhere in all of this: fat-queer-whitesettler-non-binaryfemme-disabled-hearing-anti-carceral-pro-transformativejustice-pro-radicalmentalhealth-abusesurvivor-poverty/workingclass-late40’s-anti-colonial-anti-capitalist-anarchist. Kalamity has 20+ years facilitating social justice workshops on a wide range of issues in community.