Equity Office panel: Racism and Mental Health

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

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Join Waterloo's Equity Office and three invited experts for a panel discussion that examines the challenge of mental health and its relation to pervasive racism. Racism is known to have serious negative effects on a person’s health and wellbeing. Examining racism through the lens of mental health offers a unique perspective and provides new opportunities to address these issues.


  • Dr. Kwame McKenzie is an international expert on the social causes of illness, suicide and the development of effective, equitable health systems.
  • Patrick Case is the Chair of the Human Rights Legal Support Centre. He currently teaches human rights and Charter related courses at Osgoode Hall Law School.
  • Sherene Razack is a Distinguished Professor and the Penny Kanner endowed chair, in the Department of Gender Studies, UCLA.

All students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend. Guests will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about this important issue and its impact on the lives of University community members.