Recognizing and Overcoming Systemic Oppression:
Advancing Health, Social, and Economic Justice Together
Research and news reports have exposed some similarities in the experiences of Indigenous People and African-descent Canadians with respect to oppression from policing and other institutions in the justice system. This symposium will expose the underlying root causes of systemic, institutional, interpersonal, and internalized oppression/domination due to percieved “race,” ethnic, and cultural differences. This symposium will also explore human rights based policies, practice models, and strategies that can support healing and promote sustained health, social, and economic justice for all Canadians at a practical level.