Intuitive Eating, Mental Health, and Social Justice with Becky Belinsky M.A., LMFT

A virtual presentation on intuitive eating, mental health, and social justice featuring guest speaker Becky Belinsky M.A., LMFT

This talk will explore the intersection of Intuitive Eating, mental health, and social justice. The focus will be on how Intuitive Eating, disordered eating, and weight stigma impact mental health, as well as accessibility issues related to mental health and Intuitive Eating.

Becky Belinsky is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Santa Monica. She specializes in eating disorders, body image, anxiety, and relationships, and is also a certified Intuitive Eating counselor. She is passionate about social justice in the eating disorder field and mental health.

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This event is supported by the Pitzer Campus Life Committee and is open to 5C students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. 

The 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating with Kacey Legnitto, MS, RD, CEDRD-S

Please join us for a virtual presentation on the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating, featuring guest speaker Kacey Legnitto, MS, RD, CEDRD-S.

Intuitive Eating Fundamentals is an introduction to the evidence-based mind-body health approach. Intuitive Eating was created by two dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in 1995. In this presentation, we will discuss what Intuitive Eating is, the cultural influences that impact how we perceive food and our bodies, and how diets and other cultural influences interfere with our mind-body connection and lead us astray from our natural ability to intuitively eat. The intention of this presentation is to introduce the topic of Intuitive Eating and provide initial concepts to support individuals as they enter into the process of finding peace in their relationship with food and their body.

Kacey Legnitto is a proud anti-diet Registered Dietitian, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian Supervisor, and an Intuitive Eating Certified Counselor. She practices from a weight-inclusive space, using a Health at Every Size & Intuitive Eating informed approach. Kacey specializes in helping clients break from the mental, emotional, and physical toll of chronic dieting and also in supporting individuals through eating disorder recovery. Using a compassionate and nurturing approach, Kacey helps her clients come back to an embodied relationship with food and their bodies.

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This event is supported by the Campus Life Committee.

Murray Pepper and Vicki Reynolds Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture

Murray Pepper and Vicki Reynolds Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture: Sadie Barnette, Rodney Barnette, and Ericka Huggins in Conversation

An intergenerational conversation with artist Sadie Barnette, community organizer and former Black Panther Rodney Barnette, and community organizer and former Black Panther leader Ericka Huggins, moderated by Pomona College Phebe Estelle Spalding Professor of English Valorie Thomas.

This conversation will examine the emergence and necessity of historical and contemporary Black protest movements and the importance of creativity and caretaking in the process.

During the 1960s and 1970s, both Rodney Barnette and Ericka Huggins were intimately connected to the Black Panther Party—Barnette founded the Compton Chapter, and Huggins was a leader in the Party for fifteen years and director of the renowned Oakland Community School from 1973–1981. As a result of their community organizing and social justice work, they were ruthlessly pursued and criminalized by the State. Through her drawings, sculptures, and installations, Sadie Barnette reclaims and celebrates this history. By doing so, she intervenes into the official narrative, creates new archival knowledge, and opens up a space for hope and imagining for our current moment.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Sadie Barnette: Legacy & Legend, a partnership between Pitzer College Art Galleries and the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, and is produced in partnership with the Pitzer College Office of Alumni and Family Engagement.

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The Beauty in Breaking: A Talk with Doctors Martha Sosa-Johnson ’83 and Elaine Davenport ’87, P’23

Join us for this conversation with Martha Sosa-Johnson ’83 and Elaine (Evans) Davenport ’87, P’23 to discuss their experiences in the medical profession, how their role in the healing process of others shapes their own lives, and the importance of creating networks of support with other female physicians. In The Beauty in Breaking, Dr. Michele Harper tells her story of healing emotionally and physically and how understanding the pain and recovery of others taught her to heal herself. Our very own Pitzer alumnae, Martha Sosa-Johnson, doctor and clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and Elaine Davenport, doctor of Pediatrics, Oakland Medical Center, come together for this book club talk to reflect on their journeys of breaks and fixes.

This event is presented as part of the Pitzer College Alumni & Family Book Club, a component of Pitzer@Home, created by the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement. Pitzer@Home provides resources to educate, entertain, and support the College’s alumni and family communities, bringing Pitzer into your home wherever you are.