Beyond the Body: PhotoExhibit
Join us on September 16th, 19th or 22nd, 2020 for our Beyond the Body PhotoExhibit launch!
In 2019, our research team embarked on a qualitative study to engage South Asian youth in expressing their perspectives on diabetes prevention that extend beyond the behavioural factors (e.g. physical activity and dietary patterns). In a series of workshops, we introduced them to the Socio-Ecologic Model and the social determinants of health. The youth participants were asked to photograph elements of their daily lives that consider the individual, interpersonal, organizational, community and policy level factors that they feel impact the diabetes risk in their communities.
At the Beyond the Body virtual event, we will be sharing the visual narratives and the "voices" of our participants through a virtual Photo Exhibit. We encourage community members, educators, policymakers, healthcare professionals and anyone else interested in the topic to join us for this one-of-a-kind visual production on a public health issue.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
We are looking for individuals who can attend this event and participate in pre- and post-event surveys and/or one-on-one interviews. This is part of an evaluation study that will allow us to assess the impact of this event. Click here for more details.
THIS PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY:
September 16-22, 2020
BEYOND THE BODY
A unique project sharing the experiences of young South Asians tackling the diabetes epidemic in the Peel Region of Ontario, Canada.