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Fireside Chat: Celebrating Black Excellence and Authors

February 3, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DLSPH opens up Black History Month by welcoming the audience into a conversation about themes impacting Black cultures, communities and experiences.

Launched by a performance from poet, 2018 Canadian National Champion and 2021 Toronto Grand Slam Champion, Amoya Reè, the webinar centres on a discussion between esteemed Black academics that hopes to extract and explain a variety of topics in this 75 minute virtual event.

Join a conversation between moderator Dr. Beverley Essue, Associate Professor of Global Health in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), and Dexter Voisin, Dean of Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and status Faculty at DLSPH, as they reflect their personal journeys, narratives around Black communities and experiences, and discuss the systems and mechanisms required to recognize and systematize Black excellence in academia and beyond.

Voisin is also an accomplished author whose latest book published in 2019 “America The Beautiful And Violent: Black Youth And Neighborhood Trauma In Chicago“, provides a compelling and social-justice-oriented analysis of current trends in neighbourhood violence in light of the historical and structural factors that have reproduced entrenched patterns of racial and economic inequality.

Open to: Students, staff, faculty and external community



February 3, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dalla Lana School of Public Health