Webinar series on anti-Black racism and public health

February – March 2023 | 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.  

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

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