The goal of the “Caring for Black Bodies” webinar series presented by the Pan-Canadian Association of Nurses of African Descent (PCANAD) is to dispel the misconception of the association of Black skin to be a biological predisposition for disease development.
For centuries, race has been misrepresented to be a biological attribute instead of a social construct. When disparities are identified in health research, researchers label race as a risk factor for the disease or condition under investigation instead of using race as a “risk marker” to explore reasons for the identified disparities.
In light of the growing body of genetic evidence, PCANAD aims to address this erroneous non-scientific assertion that has contributed to the discrimination people of African descent have experienced on these lands and beyond.
Join us on Friday, January 27, 2023, from 3: 00 pm to 5: 00 pm Pacific Time to learn more about anemia, with a special focus on sickle cell anemia. Guest speakers include Biba Tinga (President/Executive Director, Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada), Reeve Agyepong (Registered nurse), and individuals with lived experiences.