In this, her third public lecture on Anti-Racism and Health, Leverhulme Visiting Professor Camara Phyllis Jones will discuss the necessity of confronting racism denial and moving to anti-racism action if we are to achieve health equity.
She will share several of her allegories as communication tools to highlight four key messages, that racism exists, racism is a system, racism saps the strength of the whole society, and we can act to dismantle racism. She will also describe an Anti-Racism Collaborative with 8 Collective Action Teams as a possible starting framework for community anti-racism organisation and action.
She will invite all members of the audience to join her in spirited conversation following her formal presentation, with early remarks from Councillor Jaqui Dyer, Lambeth Council Deputy Leader (Inclusive Economy and Equalities) and Professor Stephani Hatch, Vice Dean for Culture, Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, King’s College London.
The event will be held in-person at Lambeth Town Hall from 5pm to 7:30pm, and it will also be livestreamed.
Dinner and music will take place from 5pm, followed by the formal presentation at 6pm, and community conversation from 7pm.
Professor Camara Phyllis Jones
Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD is a family physician, epidemiologist, and Past President of the American Public Health Association whose work focuses on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of our nations and the world.
She is celebrated for her allegories on “race” and racism, teaching stories which illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many people to understand or discuss.
She is currently a Leverhulme Visiting Professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King's, spending the 2022-2023 academic year focused on building research capacity in anti-racism and health.