Are you aware about the Environmental racism in Canada?
Are you a firm supporter of Equity-Diversity-Inclusion?!
Whether you are a beginner or a pro in this field, we believe that continuous learning is the key to eradicating racial issues. So, we have brought to you the screening of ‘There’s Something in the Water’, with an insightful discussion with the author of the book herself!
Join us for the documentary screening at 10:45 am, which will be followed by a deeper dive in-conversation with the Author herself at 12 pm on April 16th.
You can access the screening session via Netflix party link (For the Netflixians!) or Zoom (It doesn’t matter whether you have the subscription or not, we get it there to you!!)
Register to receive the event’s links: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/149483616521
About Dr. Ingrid Waldron:
Dr. Ingrid Waldron is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University, the Team Co-Lead of the Improving the Health of People of African Descent Flagship at the Healthy Populations Institute at Dalhousie, founder and Executive Director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project), and the co-founder of the national Anti-Environmental Racism Coalition.
Dr. Waldron’s research, teaching, and community leadership and advocacy work are examining the health and mental health impacts of structural racism and other forms of discrimination in Black, Indigenous, immigrant, and refugee communities. Her research interests include mental illness and help-seeking in Black, Indigenous, and immigrant communities, including Black women’s experiences with mental illness and help-seeking; the impact of COVID-19 in Black communities; intimate partner violence experienced by racially and culturally diverse older women; the impacts of climate change in Black and Indigenous communities; and environmental racism in Black and Indigenous communities.
The ENRICH Project was launched in 2012 to investigate and document the socio-economic, political, and health effects of environmental racism in African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaw communities in Nova Scotia, Canada. The ENRICH Project formed the basis to Dr. Waldron’s first book There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities, which was turned into a 2020 Netflix documentary of the same name and was co-produced by Waldron, actor Elliot Page, Ian Daniel, and Julia Sanderson. Dr. Waldron recently co-founded the Anti-Environmental Racism Coalition, which has brought together organizations in the environmental and climate change sector to collaborate on projects and share expertise and resources to address environmental racism in Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities across Canada.