Editor’s note: This article was originally published November 15, 2013
A panel of experts will talk about obesity, weight loss and body acceptance next Tuesday at KLRU studios.
A psychologist, an Austin heavyweight yoga instructor, the head of the Obesity Action Coalition and the coordinator of the bariatric surgery program at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center will talk about the physical and emotional challenges facing people who are obese.
The summit, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at KLRU’s Studio 6A, at the corner of Guadalupe and Dean Keaton streets, is open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but you must register at http://tinyurl.com/q4y9anr to attend.
The summit will build on the stories featured in a new documentary, "All of Me," about a group of Austin area women grappling with obesity, body image, relationships and surgery.
KLRU is the presenting station for the PBS Independent Lens film and has consulted with the director, Alexandra Lescaze.
Panelists will include:Connie Stapleton, psychologist and author of "Eat it Up!" and "Thriving! Triumph after Trauma."Joe Nadglowski, president and CEO of the Obesity Action Coalition.Abby Lentz, founder of HeavyWeight Yoga.John Archibeque, bariatric surgery program coordinator at The Bariatric Center at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center.Moderator: Seema Mathur, health reporter and founder of Global Voice Productions.