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Join the ENRICH Project and partners Prevent Cancer Now, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment, missINFORMED, Shake Up the Establishment, and Environmental Defence in a conversation with researchers, health professionals, activists and community members about the adverse health impacts of toxic personal care and beauty products in a series of three webinars. The webinars will follow our 2022 social media campaign “The Environmental Injustice of Beauty”, which aimed to raise awareness about the negative health effects of toxic products as well as the role of Eurocentric beauty standards in influencing product use through a partnership with content creator Josie Elysia.
Webinars will be held on the following dates from 6-7pm EST: February 15th, February 22nd and March 1st. Through the three webinars, we will discuss the cumulative health effects of daily toxic exposures, how colonialism impacts toxic exposures for racialized peoples through white and Eurocentric beauty standards, how lax regulations and a lack of transparency from industry contribute to toxic exposures, and how to advocate for change. We hope to see you there! Register at our Eventbrite page.
Check out the ENRICH webpage and social media platforms to learn more about the campaign and get involved in the conversation.
Reena Shadaan (she/her) is the Mustard Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Work and Health (IWH) and a researcher at the Environmental Data Justice Lab at the Technoscience Research Unit (University of Toronto). Shadaan holds a PhD in Environmental Studies (York University) and an MA in Gender Studies and Feminist Research (McMaster University). Her work intersects environmental, occupational, and reproductive health and justice.
Jennifer Beeman is Executive Director of Breast Cancer Action Quebec, an intersectional feminist, environmental health organization whose mission is the prevention of breast cancer and other diseases. She has been central to developing BCAQ’s work on the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and toxics reform, in addition to educating and mobilizing women’s groups and health groups across Quebec on a range of environmental health issues. She has been instrumental in developing many other dossiers at BCAQ including the youth environmental health program, the breast cancer and racialized women educational program, the “Cost of Illness” website and much else. Prior to coming to BCAQ, she worked for 10 years with a rights group for nonunionized women workers. She has a Masters in sociology from Université du Québec à Montréal and has worked or been an activist in the Quebec women’s movement her entire adult life.
ENRICH Project: Webinar # 1 – The Health Effects of Toxic Beauty and Personal Care Products – Feb 15, 2023
ENRICH Project: Webinar # 2 – Living Up to White Beauty Standards is Toxic – Feb. 22 2023
ENRICH Project: Webinar # 3 – Lax Toxics Regulations & How to Advocate for Change – March 1, 2023