Webinar: Racial Intersectionality in Weight Inclusion (Part 1)

Racial Intersectionality in Weight Inclusion

This webinar was part 1 of a 2-part series. Part 2 is available here.

Dietitians work with people from all walks of life and are well trained to focus on client-centred care. However, we may be imposing our own unconscious assumptions based on our identities and experiences onto clients which hinder the effectiveness of counselling. The concept of intersectionality is becoming an important consideration in the healthcare field to enhance the quality of care provided and reduce harm. As Kimberlé Crenshaw, the critical-race theory scholar and lawyer said, when we can’t name a problem, we can’t find a solution that is effective to resolve the issue. People who have intersectional identities face unique challenges and compounded exclusion in their day-to-day lives. Dietitians, therefore, need to be able to comprehend the effects that influence their counselling and understand how intersectionality plays into weight inclusive practice which is rooted in social justice as well. 

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What is intersectionality, diversity, and inclusion
  • How the body liberation/body positivity movement is co-opted from Black femmes and why intersectional representation is necessary
  • Why intersectionality and dietetics are complementary to each other
  • Activities that can bring awareness to our positionalities

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Posted on

August 12, 2020