posted by fatfu
I’m happily relaying the awesome news that the 2008 NOLOSE Conference is officially set for 9/26-9/28 in Northampton, MA (details below).
It’s awesome because it’s NOLOSE, and awesome because – yes! – it’s in Massachusetts, and everything else this year has been, as far as I’m concerned, in the middle of freaking nowhere (Los Angeles and Chicago and San Francisco…).
This also gives me a chance to plug a document I think every fat activist needs to read if they haven’t: Heather McAllister’s NOLOSE 2006 keynote address.
The date has been set! Mark your calendars for NOLOSE ’08: September 26th through the 28th (Friday-Sunday). Meet us by the pool at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Northampton, Massachusetts for a weekend packed with fattastic fun, food, friends and other good stuff!
We’re all hard at work, planning to make this year’s conference the best ever! There are a lot of exciting things in the works. The Clarion has charm, a great location and a staff that is already excited to hang out with all of us. As always, choosing a venue was no easy feat. We have a very diverse population and we have lots of factors to take into consideration. All in all, we are pretty psyched about the Clarion, and we are sure most of you will be too.
Keep your eyes open for more detailed information about the conference as it becomes available and, as always, if you have some ideas about what you’d like to see at NOLOSE this year, let us know! Expect to see a call for workshops in the very near future, because that’s how we roll.
For more information about NOLOSE and to keep up with the calendar and new information about the upcoming conference, please visit nolose.org.
NOLOSE is a volunteer- run organization dedicated to ending the oppression of fat people and creating vibrant fat queer culture. NOLOSE started out as the National Organizations for Lesbians of SizE. As the years passed and the organization grew, we changed our mission to include not only a broader community of queer women—dykes, lesbians and bisexual women—but also transgendered people.
NOLOSE and the annual NOLOSE Conference are explicitly trans-inclusive. We want to make it clear that NOLOSE invites all fat queer women, all fat trans and gender-variant folks and our allies to participate.