Racism and Health

Not Racist series logo In 2017, the Victorian Government released a report on the impact of racism on the health of people who live in the state. The study – which included interviews with more than 33,000 Victorians – confirmed what many studies around the world had already concluded: racism is literally bad for your health. The Wheeler Centre will hold a conversation on evening of June 13.

In this conversation, we’ll look at how and why racism impacts minds and bodies – discussing internalised prejudice, shortcomings in the training and recruitment of medical professionals and institutionalised discrimination in the healthcare system.

Our panellists will discuss the unique and historical impacts of racism on Indigenous Australians and the strategies for addressing these specific challenges. They’ll also talk through racial discrimination more broadly, as it affects non-English speaking Australians and Australians from non-European backgrounds. What are the barriers to progress and how can we do better?

Event Details:

Racism and Health…
The Wheeler Centre
Thursday 13 June 2019, 6.15pm-7.15pm
Tickets: This is a free event. Bookings are essential. We recommend arriving early to secure your seat.


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