Anti-Racist Approaches to Communication & Advocacy
May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH), is pleased to offer a learning series on Anti-Racism and Global Health, facilitated by a range of anti-racism, and diversity, equity and inclusion experts who have worked with partners in the international development sector for years.
Through this series, we will learn about structural and systemic roots of racial inequality. We will deeply engage the sector to examine ways of working and approaches to delivering development programming with a specific focus on health, gender, data, communication, intersectionality and racism. The series seeks to complement the work currently being undertaken through the Anti-Racism Framework for Canada’s International Cooperation Sector, led by Cooperation Canada.
Oftentimes, individuals/organizations working within humanitarian/philanthropy spaces be it global health or global development especially from the global north tend to think they are exempt from conversations around anti-racism. It is dangerous and leads to individuals and organizations believing they are an exception rather than examining their complicit role. Anti-racism work requires each of us to take responsibility in radically transforming oppressive power structures rooted in anti-blackness.
During this discussion/session we seek to have necessary uncomfortable conversations that lead to change.
No White Saviors (Facilitator)
No White Saviors is an advocacy campaign led by a majority female, majority African team of professionals based in Kampala, Uganda. Their collective experience in the development & aid sectors has led to a deep commitment to seeing things change in a more equitable & anti-racist direction.