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  • May 29, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm


Join us for a talk on understanding mistrust and contextualizing access regarding Vaccine Equity and Black Canadians with Dr. Khenti 

Join us on the evening of May 29th at 6:00 PM EDT for a conversation with Professor Akwatu Khenti as we discuss issues surrounding vaccine hesitancy, mistrust, and access within the Black community.

Dr. Khenti is an Affiliate Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and an Assistant Professor with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. He took his Specialist Degree in Economics and Master’s in Political Science at the University of Toronto before earning his Ph.D. in Health and Equity Policy at York University. Besides that, Dr. Khenti is also a principal investigator (PI) on several important research initiatives; including a CIHR funded randomized control trial (RCT) to test an anti-stigma intervention in primary health care in Ontario as well as a Grand Challenge in Global Health funded project to improve mental health conditions in Gujarat, India using human rights-based approaches.

In this talk, Dr. Khenti will bring his expertise to explore the extent to which vaccine equity is shaped by science and/or socio-economic and political considerations, which situates Black vaccine hesitancy in its larger socio-economic contexts. Furthermore, the talk will also discuss the racial history which gives rise to both health and vaccine inequities.

Where: Virtual (Zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to the date of the event)

When: Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 6:00 pm EDT

Admission is free!