Black History & Liberation Month Speaker Series reflects on Black health and wellness
Starting February 2, the Black Health & Wellness Speaker Series will support critical reflection and learning as SickKids celebrates Black history, present realities, culture and excellence.
February is Black History & Liberation Month at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Led by the SickKids Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) office, the Black Health & Wellness Speaker Series will begin on February 2 with a goal to support critical reflection and learning as SickKids celebrates Black history, present realities, culture and excellence.
This year, SickKids wants to encourage conversation on how Black Health & Wellness is experienced by Black communities and what SickKids can learn from other organizations as we continue to forge ahead in our EDI journey. In addition to other activities during the month, this series is an opportunity to hear from leading experts and explore how organizations can help address systemic and structural inequities that produce disparities in health care and health outcomes.
Missed the speaker series? You can watch the recordings on YouTube (videos below or view our YouTube playlist).
Black Health & Wellness Speaker Series events
Black Community Health & Wellness
Paul Bailey, Executive Director, Black Health Alliance and Shelly Philip Laforest, Executive Director, Ontario Black Nurses' Network
Paediatric Grand Rounds: z60.5
Dr. Kassia Johnson, Developmental Pediatrician & Assistant Clinical Professor; Director, Anti-racism & Inclusion, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University; Physician Lead, Canadian Paediatric Society, Antiracism Initiative and Dr. Sharon Smile, Developmental Paediatrician & Clinical Study Investigator, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
The more things change, the more they stay the same? The implications of ML and AI on Black populations' health in Canada
LLana James, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; AI, Medicine & Data Justice Post Doctoral Fellow at Queen's University
Health Equity & Anti-Racism: Seattle Children's Journey and Commitment
Alicia Adiele, Senior Director of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Seattle Children's Hospital