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Introduction to Learning Series on Anti-Racism and Global Health
April 20 @ 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.
This session will be foundational to further global health programming focused sessions on communications and advocacy; gender, race and intersectionality; and data, monitoring and evaluation and racism in this Learning Series.
In this session we will explore the colonial history of global health and international development in Canada, the institutionalized power structures that continue to shape global health programming, as well as key concepts and terminology. We will begin to explore ways to dismantle structures and theories that do not promote a broad anti-racist approach to health equity and programming.
Angela Bruce-Raeburn, Founder and Principal of DiverseDEV LLC (Facilitator)
Angela Bruce-Raeburn was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago and lived the undocumented immigrant experience in Brooklyn New York with her parents who decided to migrate in search of a new opportunities. The black immigrant experience perhaps is the single most significant driver of her interest in issues of equity and social justice and its implications for racial identity. Angela graduated from a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)– Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, which was the first historically black college to be founded in the US 1854 to provide higher education to black Americans. In 2010, the Haiti earthquake and the subsequent international response led her to Haiti as a Senior Policy Advisor for Oxfam America. In her own words, “No where on earth is white supremacy culture under the guise of international development more on display than in this island nation”. After the emergence of the Haiti scandal in 2018 involving misconduct by Oxfam Great Britain’s staff, Angela began to write about the black experience as seen from her immigrant eyes with a focus on her interest in the development sector publishing an article titled, But Wait Until They See Your Black Face in 2018 –
Fluent in French, Angela holds three Master’s Degrees, in Public Administration, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution and recipient of both a United States Congressional Black Caucus Fellowship as well as a Rotary International Peace Fellowship.
Angela is the Founder and Principal of DiverseDEV LLC to support international development organizations that are starting conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion.