The inequities within the healthcare system have long been known to Black, Indigenous and People of Colour. These communities have faced racial disrimination in the form of lack of adequate housing and affordable food supplies; lack of adequate health care and emergency services; lower income levels and lack of access to education and economic opportunities. As media has become increasingly accessible and easier to use, the racial discrimination of these communities have shown Canada has a lot to fix.
This session will examine the bias treatment experienced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities with respect to securing equal access to housing, healthcare, and other essential living services.
In the sections below we have provided additional resources to support our live event and to increase the capacity of youth to engage in Anti-Racism conversations . If you would like to continue discussing the themes for this unit, we invite you to join our Facebook group – A safe space where you can ask questions, share information and seek support.
Closed captions will be available here in the days following
ANTI-RACISM AMBASSADOR FEATURE
Reconciliation Ambassador William Fayant began a dialogue earlier this year on Indigenous Queerness. He asked our audience on Facebook multiple questions about terminology used within LGBTQ2+ communities to show the diverse perspectives that can be found, while also sharing his personal perspective. Read more about Williams perspective in this weeks feature.
Tansi! My name is William Fayant. I am of nêhiyaw-Michif origin from Treaty 4 Territory. While I currently live in Regina, SK, I am a proud member of both the Peepeekisis Cree Nation, and the Lebret Métis community. I identify as Queer Indigenous, and use masculine pronouns (he/him). I have recently begun to seek answers on what it is to be wetikoken (a contrary), and how their gifts contribute to their people. My search has found me connecting to many knowledge keepers in my community, and for that, I’m thankful. hiy hiy
Lesson plans and easy to follow discussion guides to provide further instruction on what anti-racism is, and racism in multiple aspects of life.
Youth challenges can be done on an individual basis and will help youth participants use the knowledge they have gained through the speakers presentations to become ambassadors for anti-racism in their communities.
Sign or Start a Petition!
Sign or start a petition. Search on https://www.change.org/ for a petition related to racism in health. You can use search words such as “health”, “racism”, and “Canada” or your local community. Sign one that aligns with your values and the change you would like to see. If you can’t find one, start one!
Take a screenshot and share in our Facebook Group, or publicly. If you post publicly, don’t forget to tag us @ExperiencesCanada and use the hashtag #antiracismconversations so we can share!
A key objective for this series is to amplify the message and voices of the Black Lives Matter Movement and Anti-Racism Activists in Canada and raise greater awareness for the work of these organizations.
Continue the Conversation
Join us next week as we continue the conversation with the next webinar in our series:
We also invite you to join our Facebook group – A safe space where you can ask questions, share information and seek support.