WEBINAR: Can understanding whiteness improve anti-racist activities in health?

🔥 Webinar format: Fireside chat

Public health organisations 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 is a Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist at the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. In that role, she leads initiatives focused on public health practice related to health equity and the social determinants of health in partnership with stakeholders across Canada.

She is a skilled and knowledgeable facilitator, writer and advisor on issues related to health equity, racism and public health practice. She is currently heading a multifaceted organisational capacity for health equity initiative and racial equity activities at the Centre

Sume holds a Master of Health Sciences in Health Promotion and Global Health from the University of Toronto and has contributed to teams in local, provincial and global organisations.

Nancy Laliberte is Cree/Métis from the Beaver River area of the prairies (Canada).

She has a history of over 20 years in research in the downtown eastside (DTES) of Vancouver in homelessness, mental health, problematic substance use and opioid replacement. It was there that she was mentored in harm reduction, Indigenous rights and social justice.

An Indigenous health consultant, the majority of her time is spent working the The’ye’lh Smun’eem Indigenous Youth Wellness project. She is in her fifth year of study in the PhD program at the School of Public and Population Health at University of British Columbia.

On the day, go to: https://zoom.us/j/315791891

Hosted by
Te Tiriti-based Futures + Anti-racism 2020
Starts on
Sunday, 29 March 2020 at 4:00 PM NZDT
Ends on
Sunday, 29 March 2020 at 5:00 PM NZDT