|A Transcontinental Workshop - Deconstructing colonial legacies and understanding implications for public health equity and justice: A framework for action for researchers and practitioners
Feb. 1-2 and Feb. 8-9
7-9 ET . 8-10 CT . 9-11 MT . 10-12 PT . 11-1 AKT . 4-6 CAT (Rwanda)
Join a transcontinental team from the University of Global Health Equity (Kigali, Rwanda), the Native Center for Behavioral Health (University of Iowa, Iowa City, United States) and the Prevention Research Center for Rural Health (University of Iowa, Iowa City, United States) to understand the enduring impacts of colonialism on our work in public health. We will discuss the personal and systemic transformation required to dismantle deeply rooted histories of colonialism. We envision rebuilding systems of care that honor and value community knowledge and restore power and resources to indigenous peoples and other people impacted by colonization. Participants will leave with skills and strategies to change their own research and practice in public health.
The workshop will be conducted over four 2-hour sessions. Each session will include 3 guest speakers, a panel discussion, and facilitated breakout groups. The activities will build over the 4 days and we encourage attendees to join for all four sessions.
Register below to receive updates about the workshop agenda and featured speakers, including:
· Florence Akiiki Bitalabeho of the University of Global Health Equity
· Teresa Brewington (Coharie - enrolled, Lumbee - descendant) of the Native Center for Behavioral Health
· Mothomang Diaho of Diaho Social Technologies and Lifestyle Clinics Spiral Aloe,
· Torjer Andreas Olsen of the Centre for Sami Studies at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway
· Cindy Umoh (Akan Tribal Member of Ghana) of the Native Center for Behavioral Health