The Legacy of the Residential School System & Impacts on Health
Join us for our next Indigenous Health Educational Series with guest speakers Sandra Bender. "The Legacy of the Residential School System & Impacts on Health"
All Are Welcome To Attend
In this presentation, we will discuss a brief history of the health-specific issues in the residential schools and the ongoing impacts of that experience, including intergenerational trauma, the importance of a trauma-informed approach across the board for service providers, and some of the other social impacts of the schools. We will also look at the TRC's Calls to Action around health, ongoing barriers to reconciliation, and conclude with some concrete ideas about how to implement reconciliation from within the medical field.
Date and time: Thursday September 28th
Time: 8pm EDT. [click here to convert to your local time]
Location: Zoom - Link in registration confirmation.
(A 60 minute, live zoom meeting with extra time at the end for Q&A.)
A recording of the session will be made available afterwards to share widely.
Speaker Bio: Community Engagement and Education Program Coordinator Sandra Bender (she/her) is a lifelong human rights advocate and brings her passion for public education to her work. As a second generation Canadian of grandparents who came to this land as adult immigrants and refugees, she is a staunch Indigenous ally and strives to use her position of privilege to further understanding and reconciliation through outreach and education. Sandra is a proud member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, feminist, and neurodivergent, and believes in bringing an intersectional lens to every aspect of her life. Past work has included Indigenous land claims advocacy, work with the unhoused communities in Winnipeg and Atlanta, work with newly-arrived refugees, and advocacy with the local 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Sandra holds several undergrad degrees and a masters, is an ex-opera singer, fitness & hiking enthusiast, and runs the music program at a church in downtown Winnipeg.
Community Engagement and Education Coordinator | Coordonatrice de l'engagement communautaire et de l'éducation
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation | Centre national pour la vérité et la réconciliation
The SRPC's Indigenous Health Committee is committed to developing a series of virtual, educational events to bring awareness and provide learning opportunities for all SRPC members about Indigenous health education. We encourage all SRPC members to participate.
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