Jackman Law Building ,78 Queen's Park, Room P115
  • March 28, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Hosted by the Black Public Health Students’ Collective (BPHSC), Black Resistance in Public Health will provide a contemporary reading of the political, social, and economic realities facing Black peoples in Canada.

In his keynote address, Dr. Rinaldo Walcott will revisit the Sir George Williams Affair, Canada’s largest student occupation, as we celebrate its 50th anniversary. The Sir George Williams Affair represented a significant moment in Black self-organizing and moved Black consciousness towards an ocean called freedom.

Dr. Walcott’s keynote will provide a roadmap for the panel discussion to explore the present state of Blackness in public health and, more specifically, whether public health enables the positive ending of Black unfreedom. Moderated by LLana James, panelists will include: Dr. Arjumand Siddiqi, Dr. Onye Nnorom, Ryan Hinds, and Dr. Tanya Sharpe. Refreshments will be provided.

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