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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Center for Body Image Research and Policy to host inaugural lecture with renowned activist, author

March 18th, 2019

Story Contact: Eric Stann, 573-882-3346,

WHAT: The Center for Body Image Research and Policy at the University of Missouri will host “Lose Hate, Not Weight: An Intersectional Feminist Approach to Diet Culture,” a lecture by Virgie Tovar, a celebrated author, activist and expert on fat discrimination and body image. Tovar will examine modern-day dieting culture to shed light on this powerful topic.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 18
MU Student Center
2510 Leadership Auditorium

NOTE: This lecture is free and open to the public. Tovar will be available to meet with media after the event. Media who wish to attend should contact Eric Stann at 573-882-3346 or

The Center for Body Image Research and Policy is an interdisciplinary research center housed in the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences. The center is built around the goal to improve body image, health and wellness for individuals, families and communities.