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Webinar series on anti-Black racism and public health

This webinar series will take place in English with closed captioning and simultaneous French interpretation. 


Black health: a key area for public health education and action

Anti-Black racism is a specific form of racism, rooted in the colonial history and practice of enslavement, that continues to impact the lives of Black people, regardless of whether they have a specific lineage to the enslaved in Canada, or if they are recent comers to Canada. Policies and practices rooted in Canadian institutions such as, health care, education, and justice mirror and reinforce beliefs, attitudes, prejudice, stereotyping and/or discrimination towards people of African descent and lead to a lack of equitable access, opportunities and outcomes for Black people. 

Recognizing the need for specialized public health education and action in this area, the NCCDH is partnering with the Black Health Education Collaborative, a community of scholars and practitioners committed to improving Black health through education and research. This partnership will offer the Canadian public health community an important capacity building opportunity in the form of a three-part interactive webinar series. In this series, participants will explore how anti-Black racism impacts health and identify concrete opportunities for public health action.  

 

Who should attend? 

  • Public health practitioners, professionals, policy makers and decision makers 
  • Instructors and educators 
  • Students  
  • Researchers 
  • Others interested in building their individual and organizational capacity to disrupt anti-Black racism  

 

Event Format  

Webinars will be delivered in English with simultaneous French interpretation and live closed captioning. Please see below for more information about each webinar. Registration will be limited, however, each webinar will be recorded and made available on the NCCDH YouTube channel. Participation in all three webinars is encouraged, however not mandatory. Use the link below to register for the webinar(s) you are able to attend

 

Webinars in this series:

Part 1: #BlackLivesMatter in public health: Critical race theory, historical roots and legacies of anti-Black racism. | February 1st, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Part 2: Anti-Black racism: A look at the social and physiological health impacts of injustice. | March 1st, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

Part 3: Uprooting anti-Black racism: Strategies and approaches for public health. | March 29th, 2023 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET

 

Thank you for your interest in this webinar series, our registration has reached capacity at 1000 registrants! Cancellations come in on a rolling basis so please check back in often to see if a space has opened up. If you have already registered and can no longer attend, please consider cancelling your registration so that someone else can attend. The recordings will be available to watch at a later date. You may cancel your registration through Zoom, or contact our Coordinator, Caralyn, at [email protected].

 

Register Here 


Speakers

James R. Johnston Endowed Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, 
Co-Lead, Black Health Education Collaborative 
Family Doctor and Public Health Specialist 
Co-Lead, Black Health Education Collaborative 
Black Health Theme Lead, MD Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Associate Program Director, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
 
Executive Director, Black Health Education Collaborative
 

 

Host

Pemma Muzumdar,
Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH

 

Related Resources

  1. Douglas, D., Ndumbe-Eyoh, S., Osei-Tutu, K., Hamilton-Hinch, B.-A., Watson-Creed, G., Nnorom, O., & Dryden, O. H. (2022). Black Health Education Collaborative: The important role of Critical Race Theory in disrupting anti-Black racism in medical practice and education. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 194(41), E1422. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.221503 

  2. Dryden, O., & Nnorom, O. (2021). Time to dismantle systemic anti-Black racism in medicine in Canada. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 193(2), E55–E57. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.201579  

  3. Webinar: Actionable ways to address anti-Black racism & police violence through public health practice

 

See other resources related to racism, public health, and equity.

 


Part 1: #BlackLivesMatter in public health: Critical race theory, historical roots and legacies of anti-Black racism.

February 1st, 2023, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET.

In part 1, we will discuss the roots and legacy of anti-Black racism in society and the field of health. This session will further explore concepts of whiteness and privilege to situate systems of inequity. 

As a result of participating in this webinar, participants will  

  • Learn about the Black Health Education Collaborative 
  • Understand how anti-Black racism is demonstrated in the current context  
  • Identify the historical roots and legacy of anti-Black racism in society and in the field of health  
  • Explore critical race theory and intersectionality as it pertains to the structural and social determinants of Black health

Suggested Citation: Black Health Education Collaborative. (2023, February 1). #BlackLivesMatter in public health: Critical race theory, historical roots and legacies of anti-Black racism [PowerPoint presentation]. Part 1: Webinar series on anti-Black racism and public health.


 

Part 2: Anti-Black racism: A look at the social and physiological health impacts of injustice.

March 1st, 2023, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET.

In part 2, we will discuss the manifestations of anti-Black racism on the health, well-being and lives of Black people, and provide opportunities to reflect on anti-Black racist public health practices as a step towards accountability.  

As a result of participating in this webinar, participants will  

  • Identify the physiological impacts of racism  
  • Unlearn race-based medicine and understand racism as a structural determinant of health  
  • Recognize anti-Black racism as a form of lateral violence in public health  
  • Amplify community voices and solutions to address anti-Black racism in public health 

 


 

Part 3: Uprooting anti-Black racism: Strategies and approaches for public health.

March 29th, 2023, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET.

In part 3, we will provide opportunities to reflect on individual, community, organizational, and systemic approaches to anti-racist practice that specifically address anti-Black racism. 

As a result of participating in this webinar, participants will  

  • Further amplify community voices and solutions to address anti-Black racism in public health 
  • Reflect on approaches to community relevant race-based data collection and use 
  • Identify interventions and policies to address anti-Black racism