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aprBHEC Learning Series: Anti-Black Racism and Pediatric Health Event Organized By: The Black Health Education Collaborative (BHEC) Sector:Primary Care

Event Details

Join the Black Health Education Collaborative (BHEC) in partnership with TAIBU Community Health Centre for an enlightening Learning Series on Anti-Black Racism in Pediatric Health. This series, funded by Ontario Health, is designed to delve into the impacts of anti-Black racism within pediatric health and equip participants with the necessary resources to reflect and adopt best practices for advancing Black health.

Event Details

  • Format: Three asynchronous webinars followed by a synchronous Knowledge Exchange session
  • Dates:
    • Webinars: Weekly releases from April 15 to April 29, 2024 (Approx. 1.5 hours each)
    • Knowledge Exchange: May 14, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET

About the Series

Led by esteemed facilitators Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, Prof. Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Dr. Onye Nnorom, and Dr. Samra Sahlu, this learning series offers a comprehensive exploration of power dynamics, privilege, critical race theory, and the profound effects of anti-Black racism within pediatric health and healthcare systems.

Target Audience

This series is crucial for pediatric care staff, healthcare providers, and health system leaders across Ontario who are committed to addressing and understanding anti-Black racism.

Webinars at-a-Glance

  • Part 1: Understanding Privilege and Critical Allyship
    • Build foundational knowledge of privilege and oppression
    • Introduction to intersectionality and its role in anti-oppression efforts
    • Understanding whiteness as a power structure
  • Part 2: #BlackLivesMatter in Medicine and Health
    • Deep dive into the historical roots and current manifestations of anti-Black racism in medicine
    • Application of critical race theory and intersectionality in healthcare
  • Part 3: Anti-Black Racism and its Health Impacts on Children and Youth
    • Examination of the structural and physiological impacts of racism
    • Discussion on mental health, marginalization, and community-driven solutions

Knowledge Exchange

This interactive session on May 14 will enable participants to engage deeply and reflect on the topics discussed throughout the webinar series, focusing on actionable insights and community engagement.


Register now to secure your place in this transformative learning series. Together, we can effect positive change, challenge anti-Black racism, and promote equitable healthcare in pediatrics and beyond.


For more information or any inquiries, please contact the BHEC team at info@bhec.ca. Join us in this critical conversation and help drive the change needed in our healthcare systems.


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The Black Health Education Collaborative (BHEC)

The Black Health Education Collaborative (BHEC) is dedicated to transforming medical and health professional education to profoundly improve the health of Black communities across Canada. As a collective of Black scholars and practitioners, BHEC focuses on integrating anti-Black racism and a spectrum of interlocking systems into the academic discourse, aiming to directly impact and enhance the wellbeing of Black individuals and communities.