Deconstructing Colonial Legacies and Their Impact on Public Health Equity and Justice

Deconstructing colonial legacies and their impact on public health equity and justice: A framework for action for researchers and practitioners

A Transcontinental Workshop

Feb. 1-2 and Feb. 8-9

8-10 a.m. CST (USA)
4-6 p.m. CAT (Rwanda)

Join a transcontinental team from the University of Global Health Equity (Kigali, Rwanda), the Native Center for Behavioral Health (University of Iowa, Iowa City, United States) and the Prevention Research Center for Rural Health (University of Iowa, Iowa City, United States) to understand the enduring impacts of colonialism on our work in public health. We will discuss the personal and systemic transformation required to dismantle deeply rooted histories of colonialism. We envision rebuilding systems of care that honor and value community knowledge and restore power and resources to indigenous peoples and other people impacted by colonization. Participants will leave with skills and strategies to change their own research and practice in public health.

Register to receive updates about the workshop agenda, featured speakers, and more. We encourage attendees to attend all four sessions of the workshop.

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