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Anti-Blackness and Anti-Fatness: A 201-Level Teach-In

  • 24 Feb 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
  • Virtual


  • This registration level pays for your ticket and helps subsidize BIPOC, student, and community registrations.
  • This registration level is for any Black, Indigenous, and/or Person of Color regardless of profession. This pricing structure is one way ASDAH is working to repair the historic and ongoing marginalization of BIPOC people in our movement.
  • This registration level is for students and community members who do not use HAES® in their professional lives.

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Anti-Blackness and Anti-Fatness: A 201-Level Teach-In

What does a Black fat femme centered future look like? How does it feel? What does it illuminate for you? In this workshop, we will discuss the intersections of antiblackness and fatphobia to think through our varying positionalities in relation to this hopeful future. We will engage experiential activities in this workshop to collaboratively envision a Black fat femme centered futurity that boldly refuses the limits of fatphobia, the weight of antiblackness, and the divisions that hegemony reinforces between marginalized peoples. Using pop culture figures like Lizzo to ground our time, we will consider how Black fat women have been seen as of use for others as an entry point for our engagement with one another.

Presenter Bio

Mary Senyonga (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor of Black Feminisms in Women’s and Gender Studies at Sacramento State University. Her research and teaching privileges Black feminisms, Critical Race Theory, and Queer of Color Critique to surface alterity to systemic oppression. Her most recent work focuses on Black women organizing during the 60s and 70s to highlight the genealogy of Black lifemaking against domination


Recorded Event

This event will be recorded (both audio and visual). By registering for this event, you consent to this recording. The recording will be emailed to all registrants after the presentation has ended and be available for viewing for 30 days after the live event has ended.

Note: Due to complex sales tax laws and limited resources to navigate those legal requirements, we are only able to sell tickets to this event in advance of the event. Even if you plan to watch the recording, you much purchase your ticket before the event start time.

Joining via Zoom

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Closed Captioning & Language Interpretation 

Automatic closed captions will be available in English. Language interpretation will be available through Wordly.ai

Needed Technology for this Virtual Event

This event will require you to use Zoom. Please download any needed applications and check system requirements prior to the event.

In order to get the most from the event and to fully participate, you will need one of the following devices: 1) Laptop computer (camera is optional), 2) Desktop computer (camera is optional), 3) Smart Phone or Tablet (camera is optional) (some features are not available on devices, but you will be able to see and hear the presentation.)

If you have any accessibility questions or requests that aren't outlined here, please reach out to us via asdah.org/contact

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CANCELLATION, NON-ATTENDANCE, & REFUNDS: NO REFUNDS will be given regardless of cancellation or non-attendance. If the event is cancelled by ASDAH, a full refund will be issued.


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