The tragic death of George Floyd has sparked worldwide anger at ongoing racial injustices in countries across the world, including the UK. These inequalities have only been further highlighted by the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on people from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority groups. We must see this as a call to action, challenging our own unconscious biases, ensuring that we are not silent bystanders to racism and becoming actively anti-racist in our public health practice.
The Specialty Registrars and the Faculty are together organising a half day online event for all its members. We are delighted that our key-note speaker is Professor Kevin Fenton FFPH, Public Health England’s Regional Director for London and lead author of the review into the impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities. The event will also involve interactive workshops, allowing us to reflect upon and challenge our own practice.
We invite you to save the date, 29th September 2020, and join us for a challenging event which aims to ensure that we as public health professionals embed anti-racism into the heart of our own practice.
Registration and further details to follow