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Racial Justice Matters: Advocating for Racial Health Equity

August 25, 2015

The 8th Annual Dalla Lana School of Public Health Student-Led Conference, Racial Justice Matters: Advocating for Racial Health Equity is taking place October 23rd – 24th 2015 at the University of Toronto. The conference theme explores health-related disparities and inequities that occur as a result of racial discrimination, from the interpersonal to the institutional, and how the field of public health can eliminate these barriers to health equity. They are calling for research, policy and practice abstract submissions for inclusion in their conference as poster presentations.

The poster session will facilitate knowledge exchange and increase awareness by introducing contemporary research, policy and practice in Ontario and around the world on the topic of racial health disparities and inequities. The subthemes include aboriginal and indigenous health; gaining skills and tools for anti-racism research and practice; immigrant, refugee and newcomer health; environmental racism and built environment; racialized health in the digital age; systemic and institutional racism; and intersectionality. The poster session will provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss their submissions in more detail, and is a great opportunity to learn about the work being done by others.

The early abstract submission deadline is Friday September 18th, 2015. More information on abstract submission guidelines is  available on the conference website: http://www.racialjusticematters.com/submit-your-work/

If you have any questions about abstract submission or about the conference please contact: dlsphsubmissions@gmail.com.

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