Session Date: April 21, 2021
Session Description: Regardless of its manifestation, racism (systemic, cultural, interpersonal, etc) is a serious threat to public health and advancement of the health and well-being of the very communities and individuals those working in the field of global health aim to support. In this presentation, participants will learn about how the negative impacts of racism damage the work that global health programs aim to improve. Participants will gain exposure to vocabulary and phrases used in anti-racist work and have a chance to practice saying words all too often left unsaid in fear of perpetuating harm. Participants will also learn a simple acronym, ACT, which stands for affirm, counter, transform, that they can take with them to apply to everyday situations when racism is observed, both in the workplace and in their personal lives.
Session File(s) Racism in Global Health: We are Too White and Too Old PPT.pdf