Connect-Learn-Engage: Recordings of Academic Forums from CSU, Chico
As part of Regional & Continuing Education’s efforts to share the valuable knowledge on the California State University, Chico campus, we record guest speakers and academic forums. These videostreamed presentations cover a variety of academic disciplines, and the online format allows anyone interested to access the materials any time, view the presentation multiple times, and print handouts when available. Transcripts are provided for many of these presentations, either with or without PowerPoint slides.
To explore these offerings and view the presentations, use the list of subject areas in the green navigation block to the right.
In addition to these presentations, recorded workshops from the CSU, Chico Student Learning Center, Wellness Center, Career Center, Liberal Studies, Academic Advising and the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center enrich the experience of online students by providing study and test-taking tips, career guidance, and forums relating to mental and physical health. View a complete listing of those workshops.
Does Size Matter? Reflections on Weight Based Stigma & Discrimination
Dr. Michelle Neyman Morris
Dr. Morris calls dieting “a national pastime,” and points out that the weight-loss market is worth $61 billion annually and that the #1 New Year’s Resolution, according to the New York Times, is to lose weight. Dr. Morris expresses concern about the pitfalls of a health paradigm that is focused on losing weight, as a person’s physical, social, and economic environments can all contribute to health problems. Not only that, but obese people face some of the same elements of oppression that other marginalized groups face, including threats of violence, blaming the victim, stereotyping, cruel jokes, and workplace discrimination. Numerous negative media images, especially those that depict weight gain as a character defect, further the stigma faced by people who are considered “overweight.”
Presentation Time: 48 minutes