d20 Lightning Talks: Five Perspectives on Diabetes Stigma
3:00pm PT / 6:00pm ET
Speakers begin at 3:00pm PDT / 6:00pm EDT
The diaTribe Foundation invites you to the d20 Lightning Talks! Join us on October 13 when five speakers will explore different aspects of the under-discussed issue of Diabetes Stigma, and what we can do to end it. We are thrilled to hear from Anthony Anderson, star of the hit ABC sitcom, Blackish, who will share his experience with Type 2 Diabetes and illuminate why it's important to raise awareness around diabetes to combat stigma. We’ll hear from diabetes physician, researcher, and former President of the American Diabetes Association, Dr. James Gavin III, who will give us the physician's perspective on the stigma and discrimination that people with diabetes face. Joan Garry, former executive director of GLAAD, will speak on how that organization transformed the lives of LGBTQ people in America by addressing stigma. Renowned obesity stigma expert from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Rebecca Puhl, will talk about the harm disease stigma causes and what can be done to address it. CEO of the FrameWorks Institute, Nat Kendall-Taylor, will introduce us to the science of changing public perceptions by creating a new narrative.
- Learn from five highly regarded experts about the types and impacts of stigma and how changing narratives can reduce stigma
- Empower yourself to join the work in changing narratives to reduce stigma
- Meet members of the diabetes community from around the world in live networking
Actor | Blackish
JAMES R. GAVIN III
Chief Medical Officer | Healing Our Village, Inc.