|5.30PM - 8.00PM
|London (or online via a live stream)
An exploration of racism and its impact on health
We are delighted to bring you an evening with Professor Camara Phyllis Jones and our incoming President Dr Lade Smith CBE. Their conversation will focus on the impacts of racism on mental health.
Professor Jones is a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at King’s College London, who as the President of the American Public Health Association in 2016 had launched the association on a National Campaign Against Racism which catalysed the first of 260 declarations by local jurisdictions across 41 US states and the District of Columbia that ‘racism is a public health crisis.’
Women in Mind event is brought to you by Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group (WMHSIG) in collaboration with Diversity and Inclusion, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN), King's College London.
The event will be held on Monday 5 June at 6pm.
Registrations will begin at 5.30pm.
The event will be held in person at the RCPsych in London, with an option to watch a live stream online.
Those attending in person will have an opportunity to meet Professor Jones after the event, and enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles with colleagues.
The programme for the event is as follows:
|Welcome (10 minutes)
|Introduction and launch of workplace guidance from Dr Lade Smith CBE (10 minutes)
|Conversation with Professor Camara Phyllis Jones on confronting racism denial (30 minutes)
|Q&A (25 minutes)
|Drinks reception and meet Professor Camara Phyllis Jones
Professor Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD is a family physician and epidemiologist who is currently a Leverhulme Visiting Professor in Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London.
Her work focuses on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the United States and the world. Her allegories on 'race' and racism illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many to understand or discuss: that racism exists, racism is a system, racism saps the strength of the whole society, and we can act to dismantle racism.
Professor Jones is a past president of the American Public Health Association; a commissioner on the recently launched O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination, and Global Health; an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and an honorary member of the Royal Society for Public Health.
This event is open to members and non-members.
If you are not a College member you will need to register and create an account before booking.
If you are a College member you will be able to login using your member login details as usual in order to book.
There will be an opportunity for socialising with colleagues and meeting Professor Jones after the event.
Attendees will be offered a glass of wine and nibbles.
Online attendees will be able to view the event via a live stream.
A link will be shared with registered attendees a few days before the event.
Contact Name: Catriona Grant