Webinar: Racial Intersectionality in Weight Inclusion (Part 2)
This webinar is part 2 of a 2-part series. The first webinar will be held on Wed, August 12 @ 2 PM ET.
You are a Registered Dietitian or RD2B who was moved by the most recent wave of the Black Lives Matter movement. You want to take an intersectional approach to nutrition counselling by aligning your practice with Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements fighting for equality. You believe that anti-racism is as important as fat liberation, and you are ready to take action! Yet there is much to do, you are uncertain about the best steps to take, and you are busy and overwhelmed. Fear not: This webinar is for you!
You will learn:
- Practical, applicable strategies for weaving anti-racism into multiple aspects of your practice, regardless of its size
- Thought-provoking anti-racist nutrition counseling strategies
- How to prevent activism burnout and overwhelm
- A curated list of excellent anti-racist resources: Books, podcasts, articles, videos, and people to follow
All registrants will receive access to the webinar recording, transcript, and resources.
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Safeena Jabar is a dietetic intern completing her Master’s degree in Nutrition Communication at Ryerson University in Toronto. She is passionate about working with people to improve and maintain their wellness from a non-diet, weight inclusive approach. Safeena has a special interest in the impact of food on wellbeing based on her knowledge of complex historical and institutional factors that have shaped our food landscape. Health and social inequities persist through these systems, so Safeena believes advocating for change through educating and empowering her fellow health care practitioners, local communities, and national organizations is imperative to ensure a future where all people have equitable access to appropriate healthcare.
Tara Gallimore RD MSc is a Canadian expert in plant-based nutrition and sports nutrition. As a Black woman, Tara’s veganism is part of her radical intersectional approach to feminism and social justice. She earned a bachelor’s of Kinesiology, played soccer for 10 years, and is one of 15 Dietitians in Montréal who is ESIM (Excellence Sportive de l’Île de Montréal) certified. She teaches sports nutrition at the National Circus School using a weight-neutral approach, and her Master’s degree from McGill University looked at the barriers to vegetarianism amongst veggie-curious folks.