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October 28, 2013
How racism impacts health
The 2013 Toronto Public Health's annual Charles Hastings lecture will focus on Race and Health, a Healthy Future for All. This year the keynote speaker is Dr. David R. Williams, an internationally recognized health equity expert and Harvard University professor.

The panel discussion will include two respondents who will focus these issues into a Toronto context, Uzma Shakir, Director of Diversity and Human Rights for the City of Toronto and Naki Osutei, Director of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.

Date: Tuesday, October 29
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W.

There is a growing body of international research on the health impacts of racism and the unequal distribution of the social determinants of health by race. Given Toronto's great diversity, understanding and tackling this issue will enable all residents to have the best chance for good health.

More information is available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Kris Scheuer, Toronto Public Health
416-338-8020, 416-677-6658 (cell)



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