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CEOs are hindering LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace

Ashrafee Tanvir Hossain, Memorial University of Newfoundland https://narrations.ad-auris.com/widget/the-conversation-canada/ceos-are-hindering-lgbtq+-equality-in-the-workplace Global acceptance of homosexuality has risen over the past two decades to 72 per cent in 2019 from 51 per cent in 2002. Despite this, a report from last year found that majority of American LGBTQ+ workers have faced job discrimination. This echoes an earlier report, published by the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion in 2015, … Continue reading CEOs are hindering LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace

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What Holistic Care for Refugees Looks Like

To view the refugee crisis from an attachment lens is to become aware of how forced migration trauma will shape child refugees’ relationships later as adults—even after rebuilding their lives over time. ILLUSTRATION BY MALTE MUELLER By GABES TORRES Flee tells the story of Amin, a man who fled the war in Afghanistan as a child refugee. The docudrama is mostly an animation, with a conversation … Continue reading What Holistic Care for Refugees Looks Like

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Unlearning Racism As a Non-Black Person of Color

Gabrielle is photographed at Lincoln Park on West Main Street in the St. Charles section of Chicago, Illinois. That park was the location of the BLM protests in her town. The school you can see in the background was her grade school, where she was bullied. PHOTO BY ANJALI PINTO By Gabrielle Ghaderi The first time I learned about the history of race and racism … Continue reading Unlearning Racism As a Non-Black Person of Color

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Mutual aid in a global food crisis: Rural South African women work together

Elizabeth Vibert, University of Victoria Stark warnings of a looming global food crisis spark fear as millions of people will likely descend into hunger in the coming months. As the New York Times put it, for the global food supply “there are few worse countries to be in conflict than Russia and Ukraine.” Nearly 50 nations, many low-income and numerous in Africa, depend on these … Continue reading Mutual aid in a global food crisis: Rural South African women work together

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Failure to include Black communities in health policy public engagement perpetuates health disparities

Alpha Abebe, McMaster University and Rhonda C. George, McMaster University It is time for us to accept that policy failure and lack of community engagement in policy decision-making go hand-in-hand. The fact that the communities with the worst health outcomes are also the communities least likely to be meaningfully engaged in health policy decision-making should not be a surprise. As it stands, a growing body … Continue reading Failure to include Black communities in health policy public engagement perpetuates health disparities