#BlackLivesMatter in HealthCare: Historical Roots and Legacies of Anti-Black Racism in Medicine

October 19, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Frederic Gaspard Theatre (Theatre A) Basic Medical Sciences Building
745 Bannatyne Avenue Winnipeg
Centre for Healthcare Innovation
(204) 594-5391

About this event

Co-leads: Black Health Education Collaborative

This event has in-person or virtual option for attendance.


1. Introduce the Black Health Education Collaborative and concepts on whiteness and privilege

2. Describe the historical roots and legacy of anti-Black racism in society and in the field of medicine and health

3. Understand how anti-Black racism has been established in healthcare, and depicted in COVID-19 context

4. Explore critical race theory and intersectionality as it pertains to the social determinants of health

Presented by

Dr. OmiSoore H. Dryden (she/her/hers), a Black queer femme and associate professor, is the James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Faculty of Medicine, Interim Director of the newly established Black Studies Research Institute at Dalhousie University, and the co-lead of the new national organization – The Black Health Education Collaborative. Dr. Dryden engages in interdisciplinary scholarship and research that focuses on Black LGBTQI communities, blood donation systems in Canada, anti-Black racism in health care, medical education, and Black health curricular content development.

Dr. Onye Nnorom is a Family Doctor and a Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialist. She is particularly interested in Black community health and wellness, and racism as a social determinant of health. She is the Associate Program Director of the Public Health & Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the University of Toronto and is the Black Health Theme Lead for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. As the Black Health Theme Lead, she is tasked with developing educational content for teaching medical students about Black Canadian health, and inequities due to systemic racism. She is also a clinical consultant for the Nicotine Dependence Clinic at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is the President of the Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario and she is the host of a podcast called Race, Health and Happiness where she interviews successful Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color, providing wisdom on how to stay well in a “racialized world.”

Space is limited. Connection details will be provided closer to the event date.

Please note that this event will be recorded.