In collaboration with one another, the Office of Quality Initiatives, the Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities, and the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives are happy to host the Racism & Mental Health Speaker Series, which will highlight the connections between racism and mental health.

The intended outcomes of the Racism & Mental Health Speaker Series are to:

  • Increase awareness within members of the Carleton community about issues of race and how they relate and contribute to wellness of individuals and the community as a whole;
  • Encourage awareness into action approach through the provision of concrete strategies, resources and connections for participants;
  • Increase the conversations on themes such as decolonization, racial justice, and equity, and about what solidarity, allyship and shared responsibility look like in our context;
  • Increase awareness within members of the Carleton community on how to bring anti-racist and decolonizing principles into our work both on campus and beyond.

This Speaker Series is part of our ongoing work to foster Carleton’s institutional commitment to Anti-Racism, Indigenous Initiatives, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity, and to promote an engaged, informed and supportive culture on campus. To find out more, we invite you to check out Carleton University’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and Kinàmàgawin – Carleton’s Indigenous Strategy.

Previous Sessions in the Series