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DARA Webinars: Covid-19 and Racism


Jun 29, 2020 07:35 PM

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Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle
Associate Director and Professor @Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto
Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle is an Algonquin (Timiskaming First Nation) Assistant Professor and Associate Director at the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Mashford-Pringle worked for over a decade at the federal government in Indigenous initiatives. Angela is the Director of the Master of Public Health – Indigenous Health program (MPH-IH), Director of the Collaborative Specialization in Indigenous Health (CSIH) and Founding Editor of the Turtle Island Journal on Indigenous Health (TIJIH). As the only Canadian and first Indigenous board member at the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH), she has been finding ways to connect Canadian community organizations to university researchers in Canada. She works with Indigenous communities in urban and rural settings with issues related to Indigenous health including culture and cultural safety, language, land-based learning, climate action, and polic
Telly Wong
SVP & Chief Content Officer @IW Group / #WashTheHate
Telly is the Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer of IW Group, a leading multicultural creative agency that designs innovative campaigns and experiences for such clients as McDonald’s, Lexus, Warner Bros. Pictures and Brown-Forman. In response to the surge in hate incidents against Asian Americans following the outbreak of COVID-19, Telly led the creation of #WashTheHate, a campaign that invites Asian Americans to post videos of themselves washing their hands while sharing a personal story about how the pandemic has impacted their lives. Launched in March with the participation of Asian American actors, leaders and influencers, the initiative quickly went viral and has garnered global attention from numerous media outlets including Good Morning America, CBS News and Hollywood Reporter. More recently, #WashTheHate debuted the first national public service announcement addressing the issue of COVID-related discrimination and the Asian American community.
Sharon Y. Ramsay
Registered Psychotherapist
As a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Sharon maintains a private therapy, supervision, and consultation practice in Toronto. Working with individuals, couples, and families, she focuses on how context influences our ability to survive and thrive through the expected and surprising rhythms of life. Through this work, Sharon has learned that the search for hope and change begins with the healing power of being seen and heard.