Queer health roundtable

Slater Boardroom, Faculty of Law

April 22, 2015

8:30-9:00  Coffee in Room 438, Robson Hall

9:00-9:30  Welcome and Participant Introductions (Facilitator: Karen Busby)

9:30-10:45  First  Round Table: What is Queer? What is Health? (Facilitator: Deborah McPhail)

  • how can queer theory help us approach queer health?
  • how can social theories of health help us approach queer health?

10:45-11:00  Break in Room 438, Robson Hall

11:00-12:15  Second Round Table:  Trans Health Issues (Facilitator: Tracey Peter)

  • access & equity
  • major issues in trans health
  • what is being done about these?

12:15-1:00  Lunch in Faculty Lounge, 3rd Floor, Robson Hall

1:00- 2:15  Third Round Table:  Intersecting Identities and Interlocking Oppressions and Queer Health (Facilitator: Deborah McPhail)

  • how do race/racism, class/classism, dis/ability/ablism, gender/sexism/cys-ism intersect and interlock with experiences and delivery of LGBTT*Q health?

2:15 – 2:30  Coffee in Room 438, Robson Hall

2:30 – 4:30   Fourth Round Table:  Ideas for Next Steps: Working Towards a National Roundtable (Facilitator: Karen Busby)

Supported by the Margaret Laurence Endowment Fund and the Centre for Human Rights Research

LGBTT*Q communities in Manitoba face specific health issues, many of which are related to and a result of ongoing homophobia, heterosexism, biphobia, and transphobia that interlock with other forms of oppression both in and out of the healthcare system. Community groups, healthcare professionals, and academic researchers have been working towards understanding queer health issues and addressing health injustice for LGBTT*Q communities, but these three groups often do not have the opportunity to sit down together to collaboratively outline and work through important issues.

 

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