Date: Wednesday April 21, 2021
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm PDT
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During COVID-19, longstanding efforts of many people are coming to fruition as we witness institutional changes and signs of potential systemic change, despite ongoing racism and white supremacy that prevail. While anti-racism and decolonial movements are not new, this time in history offers some potential for genuine, deep-seated change. In this talk, we will discuss the deleterious impacts of racism on mental and physical health and how to provide healthcare services to embrace ethno-cultural diversity.
Speaker: Dr. Farah Shroff
Dr Farah Shroff is a public health researcher and educator who has worked towards better health for all for many years. Her anti-racism theoretical perspectives are grounded in research and work in communities all over Canada and the world. She is committed to the creation of a world in which racism is erased. She teaches at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine and is the Founder and Lead of Maternal and Infant Health Canada (MIHCan), a global public health collaborative that strives to improve the lives and health of women and children through education, research, and innovation. MIHCan’s anti-racism work involves the support of integrative health practices, Traditional Medicines, and other mind-body practices that emanate from the Global South and Indigenous communities.