BLACK
HEALTH
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400 years is long enough

TAIBU Community Health Centre, in partnership with the City of Toronto, hosted the inaugural Black Mental Health Day in March, 2020, citing the Toronto Black community’s demand to end 400 years of oppression and the ongoing mental health impact of persistent, systemic anti-Black racism in all settings.

Partly due to high-profile incidents of anti-Black racism in 2020, a groundswell of momentum is slowly improving awareness and strengthening the demand from communities across the globe, to improve understanding and to initiate action to end anti-Black racism and the negative mental health impact it causes where Black communities live, work and play.

On Monday March 1, 2021, TAIBU, along with the City of Toronto, is expanding from a single day of recognition, to host an entire week of information, education and activities for Black Mental Health Week, 2021.  Plan to join us for Black Mental Health Week events and activities.

Black Mental Health Week 2021

WHY:
400 years is long enough. Although awareness regarding racism and equity may be increasing, we’ve only just begun to do the work required to end anti-Black racism, and there’s a long way to go. It’s time to address the root cause of Black mental health issues.

WHEN:
Black Mental Health Week launches Monday March 1, 2021.
Check out the Events page for information, education and activities.

WHO:
Black Mental Health Week welcomes everyone in Toronto and beyond to attend these virtual events and activities.

WHAT:
Register to participate! With over 15 events hosted over five days to choose from, there’s ample opportunity to learn more about the impact of anti-Black racism on Black mental health and how you can get involved to support systemic change..

WHERE:
We live in a virtual world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so all events are virtual. Register to get your free ticket and log in information.

STORIES

Stories of Black Torontonians sharing their views on Black Mental Health Day.

Liben Gebremikael,
Executive Director of TAIBU Community Health Centre

David Lewis-Peart,
educator, community worker and writer

Josette Drummond,
mother, educator and business owner

Paul Bailey,
President of Black Health Alliance