A poor body image can lead to several negative outcomes, including emotional distress, low self-esteem, unhealthy dieting habits, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Developing a positive body image and a healthy mental attitude is crucial to one's happiness and wellness.

Through this workshop, we will:

> uncover hidden media messages;
> realize positive and negative perceptions of people;
> identify positive and negative attributes of role models;
> discuss values about personal appearance; and
> understand the impact of nutrition, exercise, and social connectivity on feelings of self-worth. 

Participants will leave the workshop with sharpened analytical skills in interpreting media messages, empowered use of health-promoting behaviors, and improved self-image. 

The workshop will be followed by a ZUMBA class for female attendees and an alternative activity for male attendees.

All are welcome!
Free admission, Free FOOD, Free Fun!


When: Sunday May 19th from 2pm to 4pm

Where: America's Islamic Heritage Museum 2315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Washington, D.C. 20020

Note: The Islamic Heritage Museum is 3 blocks away from Anacostia Metro Station on the green line. 

The session will be led by Dr. Sarah Kureshi:

Dr. Sarah Kureshi is a graduate of University of Central Florida (B.S.,  Biology), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (M.D.) and Harvard School of Public Health (M.P.H, International Health). She completed her residency in Family Medicine at UCSF in 2010 where she was a global health clinical scholar. Dr. Kureshi has been passionate about community health since college and has a special interest in gender-based violence, health & human rights, and empowerment, especially pertaining to refugee/immigrant populations and trauma survivors. Being a former NCAA college athlete and the first U.S. female athlete to compete in Iran since the 1979 revolution, she has a strong passion for using sports as a tool for development, peace, violence prevention, and health education. She has previously worked with girls rescued from sex trafficking in New Delhi, lady health workers in earthquake-affected Kashmir, and the Somali refugee community in Minnesota. This has been informed by her interest and work within the Muslim communuity to address health-related issues. Dr. Kureshi currently works at Unity Health Care where she provides primary care to a multicultural, urban underserved population. 

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