Date: 05.10.2012

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Pauling 216

A formidable figure, standing at 5’8″ and weighing over 300 pounds, Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end. Strong! chronicles her journey and the challenges this unusual elite athlete faces, exploring popular notions of power, strength, beauty, and health.

Special Panelists:
Gigi Freeman- Director of Cross Country/Track & Field at Soka University of America

Jeanette DePatie- (AKA The Fat Chick) A plus-sized, certified fitness teacher, marathoner, triathlete, author and public speaker who has spent nearly two decades helping thousands of people who haven’t exercised in a while (or ever) learn to love their bodies and love exercise again. In her roles as Vice President of the Association of Size Diversity And Health and spokeswoman for NAAFA-LA, Jeanette advocates for the Health At Every Size® approach to wellness. Jeanette recently released a book and DVD “The Fat Chick Works Out! (Fitness that’s Fun and Feasible for Folks of All Ages, Shapes, Sizes and Abilities)” and has recently teamed up with Ragen Chastain to release a new forum for exercisers of size ( You can learn more about Jeanette, her live and web streamed classes, personal training program, book, DVD and blog on her web site (

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