The Importance of Representation in Media

Event Details:
When: April 5, 2022 12:00 pm – April 5, 2022 1:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers – Free
VBSR Members – Free

Registration is open

Event hosted by: Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

About this Workshop

As a part of VBSR’s Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Learning Community Series, Akshata Nayak, Founder of Little Patakha and nutritionist at Alternative Roots Wellness Center, will walk us through The Importance of Representation in Media. With a scientific, data-based, and personal approach, Akshata will discuss cultural competency, empathy and representation in media, the psychological effect of media on children, and will answer the question “Why is it important to have representation in media?”.

Meet Your Presenter

In 2020, Akshata wanted to design a book so her daughter could learn her native language, Konkani. This single idea blossomed into Little Patakha, a woman-owned business that helps young minds discover a world of different cultures, stories and ideas. As holder of two Master of Science degrees, in Biochemistry and Applied Clinical Nutrition, a woman and BIPOC business owner, and a mom, Akshata offers a unique perspective on the importance of accurate and altruistic representation in media through the eyes of a business patron as well as a business owner.

Registration for this webinar is free and the details to join will be sent via email to all who register in advance of the event.

Questions? Please reach out to VBSR Education & Events Manager, Molly Barfuss,

Thank you to our JEDI Learning Community Sponsors: