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Consider inviting a guest to speak about the issues of body size. See the Preparation section for possible Web sources of guest speakers. The websites, along with Love Your Body, also have useful information.
If you are unable to invite a guest speaker, use Handout 1, An Interview with Hanne Blank, as a starting point for a discussion on weight discrimination. Invite youth to either take turns reading it aloud or read it silently. After reading, use the following questions to start a conversation:
A third option is to celebrate Love Your Body, if your session falls close to this date. You will find the date and ways to acknowledge the day at Love Your Body. Participants might want to advertise the day with posters displayed around the congregation, host a film series or talk, or present a five-minute piece at a worship service, during which they state facts and statistics concerning weight discrimination and ways to counter this form of oppression.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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