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09. Advancing Social Justice Using the Power of Sports, with Ogechi Akalegbere

E09 S | Jun 11, 2020 | Duration: 00:52:47

09. Advancing Social Justice Using the Power of Sports, with Ogechi Akalegbere
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Hosted by: Jenny Maenpaa

As a service coordinator, content creator, competitive powerlifter, and a personal trainer, Ogechi Akalegbere uses her platform to advance social justice issues in her community. She is a proponent of advocating that more women get involved in strength sports. Ogechi is passionate about encouraging women to break down all types of barriers - whether in the workplace or within their own communities. Listen in as Jenny and Ogechi discuss women in sports, women of color, the topic of intersectionality, and why feminism must be inclusive.

📝 Powerful introduction to FAF Episode 9. 01:18
😠 What is “White Privilege” and why are the riots occurring? 03:34
💡 The importance of educating oneself about social justice. 07:15
✊ The ability we possess to change perspectives and take action. 10:06
📚 Recommended resources. 11:13
👋 Welcome to Feminist AF Episode 9 with Ogechi Akalegbere. 16:16
💪 Strength training, confidence and independence. 17:13
👭 Exclusionary feminism. 19:56
👀 Embrace a change in your perspective. 23:03
😊 “Gradual Release of Responsibility” – what does it mean? 26:39
👥 Step up, step back, or stand beside: what is the right type of support? 29:13
🙌 Working with young people and challenging their perspectives. 32:42
✔ The steps of problem-solving. 37:21
💕 Passion for helping people: health, education, social justice. 38:55
☀ The true meaning of health, beauty and wellness. 39:54
💬 How to get in contact with Ogechi: @gechmeifyoucan 50:53

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