Understanding Anti-Black Racism and Black Wellness

In Canada, there has been growing interest to declare racism and discrimination a public health crisis, specifically anti-Black racism. According to leading experts across the nation, racism is a social determinant of health which results in inequities in social inclusion, economic outcomes, personal health, and access to affordable and quality healthcare. We as a nation have a responsibility to recognize, understand and mediate these injustices in order to support inclusive, sustainable and healthy communities. In this session, participants will critically examine the impact of anti-Black racism on black health and wellness and how to disrupt the systemic barriers that continue to create inequities among Black Canadians.