Health, Not Hate: Exploring the Health-Related Impacts of Hate on Targeted Communities and Sharing Strategies for Resistance and Resilience

IYHD flyer-HealthNotHate 2018

Please join us on December 10th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm at the North York Civic Centre Council Chamber as we mark the International Human Rights Day with a forum bringing together human rights, health equity and social determinants of health perspectives –
A panel of human rights advocates, educators and researchers will explore:
  • The impact of the rising hate and white nationalism on the health and wellbeing of our communities.
  • Research on the impact of discrimination, marginalization and exclusion as Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). What are the unique issues and perspectives?
  • What are the ways in which we rise up, resist and build resilience? What does self-care look like and what strategies can we share?
  • What is the responsibility of our elected leaders, public institutions and organizations in opposing fascist rhetoric and intervening to stop the spread of hate in our city?
6:30 pm – Doors Open and Registration
7:00-9:00 pm – Panel and Discussion with Audience Questions and Comments
  • Berkha Gupta, executive director of LGBT Youthline focused on increasing services/programming for LGBTQ people, especially youth and people of colour
  • Sol Mamakwa, Co-chair of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre and lead health advisor for the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation
  • Karen Mock, human rights consultant, former executive director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, and president of JSpace Canada
  • Siham Rayale, scholar, researcher, anti-racism educator, and former coordinator of UARR Roots Project engaging Tamil and Somali Youth
  • Anjum Sultana, health equity advocate, founder of Racial Health Equity Network and Manager of Policy & Strategic Communications at YWCA Canada
  • Moderated by Bernie Farber, writer, commentator and chair of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network
  • Performance by the Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (RISE)  
North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers
5100 Yonge Street, Toronto
TTC: North York Centre
This is a free event open to the public.
Please RSVP: 
Suggested donation to help cover our costs: $5-10
The North York Civic Centre and Council Chambers are wheelchair accessible.
This station is accessible North York Centre is an accessible TTC stop. For additional TTC accessibility info

For information and accommodation requests* contact: or 416-703-6607

*Please send any accommodation requests by December 1st to allow for sufficient time to arrange the necessary services/supports.

UARR would like to thank our event partners and sponsors: