Jan 19 - Mar 16, 2022  |  8:00am - 9:30am

Anti-Black Racism and Health: A Three-Part Introduction for Senior TAHSN Leaders

TAHSN is pleased to host Anti-Black Racism and Health: A Three-part Introduction for Senior TAHSN Leaders. Developed by the Black Health Education Collaborative, the three-part live webinar series aims to deepen understandings of power and privilege, Anti-Black Racism, critical race theory and the impacts of Anti-Black Racism in health. Each webinar is 90 minutes in length and will build upon the learnings from the previous session. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions to the best of their ability.

• TAHSN CEOs and their senior executive teams
• TAHSN Anti-Racism Leadership Table and Working Groups

Part 1: The Coin Model of Privilege and Critical Allyship: Setting the Stage for Action on Anti-Black Racism

Date: January 19, 2022 
Time: 8:00a - 9:30a
Format: Virtual - Zoom platform
Facilitators: Dr. Stephanie Nixon, with Dr. OmiSoore Dryden & Dr. Onye Nnorom

  • Introduce the Coin Model of Privilege and Critical Allyship as a framework for understanding anti-oppression and taking Anti-Racist action
  • Build a nuanced understanding of privilege and interlocking systems of oppression, as an onramp for deeper learning about Anti-Black Racism in part 2 and part 3 of the webinar series
  • Deepen understanding of whiteness as a power structure, and the role of racial hierarchies in creating health inequities and sabotaging effective healthcare

Part 2: #BlackLivesMatter in Medicine: Critical Race Theory, Historical Roots and Legacies of Anti-Black Racism

Date: February 16, 2022
Time: 8:00a - 9:30a
Format: Virtual - Zoom platform
Facilitators: Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, with Dr. Onye Nnorom & Dr. Stephanie Nixon

  • Introduce the Black Health Education Collaborative and review concepts from previous session on whiteness and privilege
  • Understand how Anti-Black racism has been demonstrated in the current context
  • Describe the historical roots and legacy of Anti-Black racism in society and in the field of medicine/health
  • Explore critical race theory and intersectionality as it pertains to the social determinants of health

Part 3: Anti-Black Racism: A look at the Social and Physiological Health Impacts of Injustice

Date: March 16, 2022
Time: 8:00a - 9:30a
Format: Virtual - Zoom platform
Facilitators: Dr. Onye Nnorom, with Dr. OmiSoore Dryden & Dr. Stephanie Nixon

  • Describe the physiological impacts of racism
  • Unlearn race-based medicine and understand Racism as a social determinant of health
  • Identify Anti-Black racism as a form of lateral violence in the field of medicine/health
  • Amplify community voices and solutions to address Anti-Black racism in healthcare

Participation: participants will be invited to post questions using the chat function during the Q&A.
Questions: If you have any accessibility questions or are looking for further information on how we might support your participation, including accommodation requests, please contact tahsn@utoronto.ca and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.
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Registration is limited to TAHSN senior leadership


Toronto Academic Health Science Network
University of Toronto
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