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May 30, 2020: Anti-Black Racism: Systemic and Institutional Impacts Panel Discussion and Q&A

30 May 2019:  8:00 – 10:30 PM ADT (7:00 - 9:30 EDT)
Anti-Black Racism: Systemic and Institutional Impacts Panel Discussion and Q&A
Join online/register at ajax.ca/InConversation
St. Francis Centre for community, Arts & Culture
78 Church St. S., Ajax ON

April 18, 2020: We Can't Police Our Way Out of The Pandemic

 

WE CAN'T POLICE OUR WAY OUT OF A PANDEMIC
Click to join the 2nd community forum via Zoom on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 01:00 PM EDT (2:00 PM ADT)
Meeting ID: 691 278 310
Password: 923201

Speakers: Harsha Walia, Gary W Kinsman, Estelle Davis (of ASTTeQ), OmiSoore Dryden & others!

 

April 18, 2020:#BLACK HEALTH MATTERS: Responding to COVID-19 Forum by Dalla Lana School of Public Health with hosts Dr. Rai Reece and Dr. Roberta K. Timothy

#BLACK HEALTH MATTERS: Responding to COVID-19 Forum
by Dalla Lana School of Public Health with hosts Dr. Rai Reece and Dr. Roberta K. Timothy
Saturday, 18 April 2020 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM ADT) - click here to register via Eventbrite!
In this two-hour forum, we intend to discuss, race-based data collection and government response and black service providers experience during the pandemic among many topics. The hosts want to engage in a fulsome discussion on a collective community response.
Hosts will open the floor to questions and comments throughout the event. For the list of scheduled speakers, please see the Eventbright event page.
Register via Eventbrite to receive a link for the Zoom event and password. The meeting link and password will be sent to you AN HOUR before the live forum. Speakers (in alphabetical order):
- Beverly Bain, Professor Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus
- Shana Calixte, Manager, Mental Health and Addictions, Public Health Sudbury & Districts
- Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, James R. Johnston Chair in Black Studies at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine
- Mercy Lillian Gichuki, Program Manager, VAW
- Notisha Massaquoi, Principal Consultant, Nyanda Consulting, PhD Candidate
- Dr. Onye Nnorom, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, DFCM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
- Maureen Owino, PhD Candidate Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

March 26, 2020: JRJ Chair Chat via Zoom

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 4:00 - 6:00 PM, join the JRJ Chair Chat via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/735713474

 

March 6, 2020: Feminist Seminar Series: Black Feminist Health Studies with Dr. OmiSoore Dryden

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 12:00 noon AST - Dalhousie McCain Bldg - Rm #2021

FEMINIST SEMINAR SERIES: Black Feminist Health Studies with Dr. OmiSoore Dryden

March 2, 2020: Black Activism in Education and Community - Asserting Black Presence in Canada with Dr. OmiSoore Dryden

Monday, March 2, 2020 at 6:30 PM AST - UBC Robson Square HSBC Hall:

BLACK ACTIVISM IN EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY - Asserting Black Presence in Canada with Dr. OmiSoore Dryden

For more information, go to equity.ubc.ca/omisoore

February 27, 2020: JRJ CHAIR CHAT via Video/TeleConference

February 27, 2020 at 4:00 PM AST - Dalhousie CRC Bldg - Rm #C206 (Dean's Council Room)

February 27, 2020: UVic Decolonial Solidarity Relations Planel

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 4:00 PM PST (8:00 PM AST) - University of Victoria - Clearihue #C110

February 26, 2020: UVic Public Lecture | HEALTH EQUITY - DO BLACK LIVES MATTER??

January 23, 2020: CHAIR CHAT for Black sudents in health professions and graduate school

 

November 28, 2019: CHAIR CHAT for Black sudents in health professions and graduate school

 

November 22, 2019:Women's Wellness Within Conference Keynote

November 20, 2019: Community Welcomes Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, JRJ Chair

  • Nov 20: Community Welcome, Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, James R. Johnston Chair, 6-7:30pm, Halifax Community YMCA, 2269 Gottingen Street

November 8, 2019: Canadian Blood Services Knowledge Synthesis Forum - Toronto, ON

Nov 6-8: Canadian Blood Services Knowledge Synthesis Forum, Toronto

October 26, 2019: CHAIR CHAT for Black students in health professions and graduate school

 

October 23, 2019: Dalhousie Medical School welcomes James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies

Dr. OmiSoore H. Dryden, an interdisciplinary scholar working at the intersections of health science, social science and humanities, has been named Dalhousie’s James Robinson Johnston (JRJ) Chair in Black Canadian Studies.

The James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies is an endowed national senior academic chair, established in Halifax to honour and recognize the unique historical presence of African Nova Scotians.

Esteemed holders of the JRJ Chair have been located throughout various Dal faculties, including Law, Health and Arts and Social Sciences. With Dr. Dryden as Chair, the Chair will now be located in the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Community Health & Epidemiology.

To read more about the event, click here...


October 16, 2019: Nova Scotia Legal Aid AGM | INTERSECTIONALITY: RACE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AND GENDER IDENTITY

Dr. OmiSoore Dryden talked at the Nova Scotia Legal Aid AGM in White Point Beach Resort, NS, on October 16th on the subject of Intersectionality: Race, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity.

 

October 3, 2019: Dalhousie Black Faculty and Staff Caucus and Black Cultural Centre Public Lecture | THE IMPORTANCE OF BLACK CANADIAN STUDIES IN MEDICAL EDUCATION

Dalhousie Black Faculty and Staff Caucus and the Black Cultural Centre present a free public lecture, The Importance of Black Canadian Studies in Medical Education by Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, the new James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University​.

September 26, 2019: First Chair Chat | MEET THE CHAIR!

 

September 13, 2019: Health Law Seminar Series | ANTI-BLACK RACISM, HOMOPHOBIA, AND CANADIAN BLOOD DONATION PRACTICES

Dr. OmiSoore Dryden's talk,  Anti-Black Racism, Homophobia, and Canadian Blood Donation Practices, opens the 2019/20 Season of the Dalhousie Health Law Institue Seminar Series. Click here to watch the talk...

August 26, 2019: St. FX University Annual August Teaching Event | DISABILITY, ACCESS, EQUITY & EDUCATION: CREATING WELCOMING COMMUNITIES

St. Francis Xavier University Fifth Annual August Teaching Event: Disability, Access, Equity & Education: Creating Welcoming Communities Monday, August 26th to Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 This year, the event is organized within the conference ‘Disability, Access, Equity & Education: Creating Welcoming Communities’. To view the full program, click here.

10:45AM-12:45PM OPENING PLENARY:  OmiSoore Dryden, James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University: “Constituted as a Problem: Black Queer Life and the Politics of (Equity, Diversity and) Inclusion”

July 21, 2019: Film Screening & Panel Discussion | OUR DANCE OF REVOLUTION