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Race Ideology: Historical Perspectives, Current Realities and Re-imagining the Future

May 25 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for their inaugural virtual symposium

This symposium will explore how racist ideology led to the categorization of people into “races” and how centuries of medical knowledge, health care, research and health professions education have perpetuated systemic racism.

We will examine beneficiaries of racism and discrimination to understand how and why racist systems and structures are sustained. Finally, we will identify Anti-Racism strategies and pedagogies aimed to dismantle racist structures and support re-engagement in a more equitable future.

This event will:
– Inspire us to be brave in talking about racism within health care.
– Honor the power of the experiential knowledge of Indigenous, Black and People of Color.
– Enable participants to engage with different anti-racist pedagogies and strategies.
– Create opportunities for wider dialogue across silos in the Faculty of Medicine and beyond.

Speakers:
– Shane Pointe – Te’ta-in, Knowledge Keeper, Musqueam Nation
– Dr. Amy Tan, Clinical Associate Professor & Anti-Racism Support Program Faculty Mentor, Department of Family Practice, UBC Faculty of Medicine
– Dr. Danièle Behn Smith, Deputy Provincial Health Officer, Indigenous Health, Ministry of Health
– Dr. Handel Wright, Professor, Department of Education Studies, UBC Faculty of Education,
& Senior Advisor to the UBC President on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence
Dr. Saroo Sharda, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, & Medical Advisor & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Lead, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario