“If we hope to close the gaps between genders and between people, we need to start with education.” In this video, Susan Rodger (Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology at the Faculty of Education at Western University) presents at the City Symposium on Quality Education.
This panel discussion at last week’s Place Matters Conference explored questions about anti-racism efforts in London: How do we talk about racism? What does anti-racist work not look like? What are some direct actions we can take? Moderated by Jenna Rose Sands, in conversation with Anthea Williams, Amanda L. Kennedy, Alicia Samuel, Heenal Rajani, and Sâkihitowin Awâsis.
In this video, recorded for the Place Matters Conference last week, a panel discusses the question, “How can we make safe places for the most vulnerable people in our community?” Shelley Yeo hosts the discussion with Anthea Williams (Unity Project), Julie B (SafeSpace London), Leticia Mizon (The Nameless), Susan Macphail (former director of My Sisters Place), and Allison DeBlaire (519 Pursuit).
The Global Health Equity Collective is an organization of graduate and undergraduate students who create meaningful research, engagement and personal development opportunities for students of all disciplines at Western University. GHEC’s primary focus revolves around global health, but GHEC also works with the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI) on connecting students with local and community based research related to health equity and social inclusion and has a seat on CRHESI’s Governance Board. GHEC acts as a conduit for social action and public education while gradually developing a network of student organizations interested in global health, ethics and equity through collaborations which include Western International’s Power & Global Health Day as well as Western’s 2020 Indigenous Health Conference: A Journey to Mino Bimaadiziiwin. We are recruiting for a variety of volunteer student leadership positions, with varying degrees of commitment and responsibility.
The application can be accessed at: https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8piORYOtYY9ZDrD
In Personal support workers are the backbone of health care but the bottom of the power structure (originally published in The Conversation), Dr. Bharati Sethi (Assistant Professor, King’s School of Social Work, Western University) writes: “Sadly, it has taken COVID-19 to highlight the significant contribution to our collective well-being made by PSWs and other health-care workers. However, the voices of racialized PSWs remain at the margins of care discourse.”
Learn more: listen to an interview with Dr. Bharati Sethi on 980 CKNW (aired on September 5, 2020)