Cancer while Black: Our Community. Our Stories.
To celebrate Black History Month, The ACB Wellness Resource Centre has chosen to celebrate Black achievement through the lens of Health and Wellness. Join us on February 23, 2022 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. as we discuss cancer in the Canada’s Black communities, with African, Caribbean & Black doctors and health professionals
About Cancer While Black:
Cancer while Black is a docuseries showcasing the hardships and triumphs Black community members, in Ottawa, have overcome in relation to cancer. Cancer disproportionately affects Black community members. Although many studies in the United States and United Kingdom demonstrate this disparity, Canadian studies of this nature are rare; thus increasing the risk of cancer amongst Black Canadians. Cancer While Black is a small snapshot into the lives of Black Canadians who have directly and indirectly been affected by this disease. Through these stories, we want to share what a day or a time period in the life of Black Canadian families look like; as well as begin the conversation about cancer in Black Canadian communities. Cancer while Black is the launch of a series of conversations that will allow us to investigate the lives and stories of Black Canadians, as a means to create more data, research, support, advocacy and funding in hopes to look into eradicating this illness.
*Information to access the Zoom Webinar will be sent once registered, and closer to the event date (February 23, 2022).*
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Moderated by: Sophia Jacob – ACB Community Liaison