Session: Addressing Weight Stigma (Society for Social Work and Research 28th Annual Conference - Recentering & Democratizing Knowledge: The Next 30 Years of Social Work Science)

All in-person and virtual presentations are in Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST).

SSWR 2024 Poster Gallery: as a registered in-person and virtual attendee, you have access to the virtual Poster Gallery which includes only the posters that elected to present virtually. The rest of the posters are presented in-person in the Poster/Exhibit Hall located in Marquis BR Salon 6, ML 2. The access to the Poster Gallery will be available via the virtual conference platform the week of January 11. You will receive an email with instructions how to access the virtual conference platform.

Addressing Weight Stigma

Saturday, January 13, 2024: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Independence BR H, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington DC)
Kiki Kline, MSW, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Erin Harrop, PhD, LICSW, University of Washington
The proposed SIG “Addressing Weight Stigma” is a necessary development towards confronting current violations in academia pertaining to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. The primary mission of social workers is to enhance human well-being, particularly in those that are vulnerable and oppressed, by attending to the systemic forces that create and contribute to the oppression. Weight stigma is an under-recognized form of oppression that intersects with racism, sexism, classism, and communities that are marginalized. This SIG creates a space for scholars and researchers to formally gather, advocate for and mobilize efforts towards empowering communities who are particularly affected by weight stigma, those living in larger bodies, with the support of SSWR.