3rd Annual Yosif Al-Hasnawi Memorial Lecture: Promoting Racial Justice in Health Care

On Friday, March 19, the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Human Rights and Equity and the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies will be co-sponsoring the third annual Yosif Al-Hasnawi Memorial Lecture. The lecture will take place from 1-3 and can be accessed through Lifesize.

For the occasion, Dr. Notisha Massaquoi will be delivering a talk titled “Promoting Racial Justice in Health Care”. Dr. Notisha Massaquoi is a subject matter expert in the areas of Health Equity, Anti-Oppression and Anti-Black Racism. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto/OISE in Social Justice Education. She has consulted globally for the United Nations Social Development Council on the subject of racism and its impact on health outcomes for workforces.

Notisha is one of Canada’s leading experts in developing equity responsive organizations. Most notably she served as the Executive Director of Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre in Toronto, – the only Community Health Centre in North America, which provides specialized primary healthcare for Black and racialized women. She has served on the Ontario Association of Children’s Aids Societies Provincial Advisory Council to address Anti-Black Racism and the Cityof Toronto Anti-Black Racism Strategy Work Group. As the Co- Chair of the Anti-Racism Advisory Panel of the Toronto Police Services Board, she was responsible for producing the first mandatory race-based data collection policy for a police service in Canada. She is currently a Provost Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.

Categories: March 2021