the educator's role in combating anti-fat bias

March 31, 2022 • 4:00 PM ET
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Hey, Sex Educators! Do you want to include intentional conversations about anti-fat bias in your curriculum or programs? Are you someone who wants to dig deeper into the nuances and stigma around body size and understand how it shows up in the learning environment?

Join True You Maryland for this free one-hour virtual session to learn how to combat anti-fat bias in your program and build skills in youth to combat fat stigma in their own lives and communities.

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Introduce intentional language and frame the conversation about anti-fat bias
  • Incorporate intentional conversations about body size into sex education
  • Understand how to encourage and support youth to advocate for themselves in health care settings 
Meet your trainers: Yesi and Cait headshots

Yesi Llerenas Daniel has been an educator with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains in Santa Fe, New Mexico for almost 4 years. As an Education Program Manager for the Responsible Sex Education Institute (RSEI), Yesi manages and delivers bilingual comprehensive sex education programming in schools and in the community to participants of all ages. An educator and community organizer who strives to be a catalyst for social change, Yesi brings 9 years of professional experience working with social justice advocacy, education, and community-based programs. A self-identified queer trans masculine nonbinary Latine person of color, Yesi previously served as the Southern New Mexico Field Director for Equality New Mexico in Las Cruces.

Cait Bain is an Advanced Education Program Specialist with the Responsible Sex Education Institute of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. They have been in this role since May 2019. Cait has worked in reproductive health since 2007 and is currently attending New Mexico Highlands University to complete a Master’s in School Counseling. Cait is a board member of their local Pride chapter and helps facilitate a group for parents, caregivers, and family members of trans and nonbinary youth in their community. Cait has three kiddos, three cats, one dog, and many fish!

 

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This project is/was supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs (OPA), Teen Pregnancy Prevention Tier 1 grant, 1 TP1AH000234-01-00, as administered by the Maryland Department of Health.  The information or content presented are those of the author and shall not be construed as the official position or policy, nor any endorsement, by HHS, the Federal Government, or the Maryland Department of Health. 

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