WeightStigmaConf 2017 Bursary Fund

Dear friends,

This year marks the 5th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference, occurring June 6 and 7, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. Learn more: Stigmaconference.com

The conference theme this year is about working together to combat weight stigma - ALL of us: scientists, medical professionals, fat activists, social scientists, legislators - we all have a role to play, and we'll get further if we can overcome the issues that divide us. We know weight stigma is a major social justice and health issue and now we are talking about HOW TO FIX IT.

But we need your help. The conference is run by a group of volunteers. We don’t want any payment or profit from what we do, but we do want to make the conference more affordable/accessible to attend for others. The conference registration fees this year are set at £180  for two days. This covers the cost of renting space for two days, providing food for the conference attendees during program hours and paying for travel and accommodation for our keynote speakers and is set at a break-even level.

Unfortunately, this cost of registration means that some people who want to attend the conference are unable to, especially students from our host country. We need your assistance to make the conference more affordable. We are hoping to raise some money so that we can offset the cost of attending for some people who need it the most.

Last year we tried crowdfunding for the first time and you helped us to raise 2000 Canadian dollars – enough to fund seven bursaries for the 2016 Weight Stigma Conference in Vancouver. We'd love to be able to do that again.
Please help us make our conference more accessible! ALL of the money raised through this process will go toward bursaries for people who might otherwise not be able to attend. We will be 100% transparent about how the money is allocated.

If you are unable to donate money, please donate your time and help spread the word by reaching out to other possible donors.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Your passionate organising committee

PS. If you are attending this year, you can also make a donation to the Bursary Fund during the registration process.


Angela Meadows
Manchester, North West England, United Kingdom

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