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Black Health Awareness Week


February 6–10, 2023

Join Dalhousie Student Health Promotion for the first Black Health Awareness Week

Intentionally placed within African Heritage and Black History Month for its cultural and historical significance, Black Health Awareness Week will bring together the campus community for student-centered health promotion programs and education opportunities focused on anti-Black racism in physical health and the mental well-being of Black students.

The first annual Black Health Awareness Week will cover topics such as: mental, physical, financial, and spiritual health of Black people, and identify ways in which anti-Black racism impedes the health and well-being of Black folk through non-inclusive social systems. It will also shine light on the work that members of our communities are doing to help alleviate issues of systemic racism directed toward Black people within Canada’s healthcare systems.


Monday, February 6 - Centering Black Canadian Health
LeMarchant Place Atrium (1246 LeMarchant St)
A panel discussion on "Centering Black Canadian Health," a new course offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences taught by Michelle Patrick and Dr. Barb Hamilton-Hinch (Course Code - HLTH 2000). This course covers topics areas of Black joy, health effects of systemic racism, trauma-informed care, and more. Dr. Leah Jones, Dalhousie's first Academic Director, Black Health at Dalhousie Medical School, will also bring her knowledge to the panel discussion. Lastly, Colin Campbell from Nova Scotia Health will showcase his expertise on health equity.

Wednesday, February 8 - Road to Healing- A Spiritual and Emotional Health Workshop 
Collaborative Health and Education Building (CHEB), Room C140 (5793 University Avenue)
A Spiritual Healing Workshop which will be delivered by Crystal Enthusiast, Teaira Cain. The purpose of this event is to recognize and promote the diversity of health practices that exist within our Black communities. Come join us and learn how to balance your chakra. 

Registration required.

Friday, February 10 - Black Health and Wellness Resource Fair
LeMarchant Place Atrium (1246 LeMarchant St)
A Dalhousie University and community resources fair featuring the Nova Scotia Brotherhood and Sisterhood, Dalhousie Black Student Advising Centre, the Health Association of African Canadians and more. This fair will provide a space for Black Dalhousie students to get familiar with people and resources that are health-focused and Black-centered. Food will be provided by Mary's African Cuisine

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