Building Trust: Confronting Anti-Black Racism in Health and Regenerative Medicine

What is it about? 
The Caribbean African Regenerative Medicine (CARM) project in collaboration with select community organizations including the Canadians of African Descent Health Organization (CADHO), and Ottawa Public Health invite you to an in-person event titled, Building Trust: Confronting Anti-Black Racism in Health and Regenerative Medicine. This community event is being staged as a family event, around the themes of anti-racism, access to health, and the translation of knowledges for Black peoples in Ontario.

Participants will have a chance to hear from, and speak with, experts, medical doctors, community advocates and institutional leaders of several organizations in the African Caribbean and Black communities in Ottawa and surrounding areas. Co-lead investigators of the CARM project, Dr. Istvan Mucsi and Professors Carl James will be among those who will deliver short lectures in their respective fields of expertise: namely kidney health and anti-Black racism. Dr. Jacqui Getfield will speak about patient advocacy and family engagement in health and education spaces, since this event also acknowledges the needs of doubly marginalized (racialized and disabled) people, including students of all ages and abilities, in the African Caribbean and Black communities in Ottawa and surrounding areas.

Community organizations will provide opportunities for community members to talk about Sickle Cell disease, stem cell therapies among other approaches, and personal and professional experiences of anti-Black racism in health spaces. University students will hold space around matters that affect them in the faculties of Science and Health on their respective campuses. High school students are invited to attend the event and learn about career opportunities in health and general sciences and how to begin to prepare in Grade 9 and 10 for successful admission to college and university.

More will be revealed as we get closer to March 16. Plan to join us as we inform and educate, as we challenge and discuss, how ACB communities will move forward in health spaces. This is a significant opportunity in Ottawa. Plan to attend. Tell your relatives and friends. Don’t delay: Register right away. Space is limited and first-come, first-served. Refreshments will be served.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the CARM Project Manager at


Mar 16 2024


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Ben Franklin Place


Caribbean African Regenerative Medicine (CARM)

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