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Webinar: Can understanding Whiteness improve anti-racism activities in health?

This webinar will take place in English. The webinar recording will be available on the event website after the event.

Te Tiriti-based futures + Anti-racism 2020 is a 10-day digital conference is based out of Aotearoa (New Zealand). It launches on March 21, 2020, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.


Public health organizations and practitioners are taking more of an interest in how to apply a decolonizing anti-racism approach to their work. This session will turn the gaze on Whiteness as a systemic feature and driver of racial inequities. Lifting the veil on Whiteness challenges its “normalcy” in settler colonial states like Canada and New Zealand.

We will discuss markers of Whiteness in health and in organizational settings. Furthermore, we will highlight the impact of Whiteness on health. The session will conclude with consideration of critical Whiteness approaches that are part of  decolonizing anti-racist practice.


Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH Nancy Laliberte, Indigenous health consultant and PhD student, University of British Columbia 

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  • Presenters:
  • Nancy Laliberte, 
  • Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh
    Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh

    Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, MHSc

    Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist

    Sume has professional experiences in equity-focused organizational and community development and change, social justice education, HIV/AIDS prevention, research, knowledge translation, evaluation and women's rights with local, provincial and global organizations. Sume has previously contributed to teams at the Program Training and Consultation Centre of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, the Regional Diversity Roundtable, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Southern African AIDS Trust and the Centre for Social Justice. Sume holds a Masters of Health Sciences in Health Promotion and Global Health from the University of Toronto.

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