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Black Health and Disability

Black Health and Disability

Thursday, 17 February 2022 | 16:00 to 17:30 EST 

This panel exposes the reflections of scholars and activists on the interconnection between racism, colonialism, and ableism and how the social structure contributes to the disablement of the Black communities and creates health inequalities. In addition, the panel will highlight the socio-determinants of people in the Black communities who are living with an (in)visible disability. 

Panelists: Sharon Henry (York University); Yvonne Simpson (York University); Roberta Timothy (University of Toronto); Tammy C. Yates-Rajaduray (Realize / Réalise)  

Moderator: Agnès Berthelot-Raffard (York University)

This event is co-presented with the School of Health Policy and Management, York University.

This event will be presented with French, Spanish and Mandarin interpretation. 

Our Black History 2022 panel series focusing on Black health and wellness is made possible with support from these York University units (alphabetically): African Studies Program; Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research; Faculty of Graduate Studies; Glendon College, Office of the Principal; Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation; Resource Centre for Public Sociology; Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies; School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; School of Health Policy & Management; and funds provided for Indigenous, Black, and EDI scholarship. 

For more information on Black History Month 2022 activities, visit The Harriet Tubman Institute - Black History Month page.