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HAPPY HOUR (AND A HALF): Fatphobia 101 with Virgie Tovar (& Margaritas!)

This Happy Hour (And a Half), we'll have margaritas and agua fresca! Ruby member and fat activist Virgie Tovar will give a talk about fatphobia (#losehatenotweight).

Did you know you don't have to diet? Body Positivity has become part of a public conversation, but this politic began in the 1960s as an offshoot of the Radical Therapy Movement. The story of modern day diet culture goes back farther, beginning 200 years ago with a man named Reverend Sylvester Graham, inventor of the graham cracker and founder of the Dietary Reform Movement. In this talk, Virgie — author of You Have the Right to Remain Fat — offers an in-depth critical examination of diet culture and fatphobia with an eye to the intersections of race, gender, and class.