Join us for the first interview in the week of Black Community Health, a week long series of events where experts from each field will discuss their work, community initiatives they have taken on or witnessed, disparities they encounter in their sectors, changes they hope to see in community health, and their vision of the future Black community health.
In this first event, Alysha Maxwell-Sarasua will interview Annick about the research work and her experience working in health care, in community, and being a caregiver.
How can you participate? Attend in person (note, we can accommodate up to 30 audience members comfortably in the space) or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.
Annick Maugile Flavien is a PhD student at Concordia University, a Black community advocate, a mother, and a caregiver whose research explores Black community health in Montreal with a qualitative focus on the importance of the structures of care within Black homes as a determinant of overall Black community health.
She is a three time graduate of Concordia, founded the Black Perspectives Office, and served as a co-chair on for Concordia’s President’s Task Force on Anti-Black Racism. She is also the founder of the Nou Initiative which is a hub that looks at social disparities from a Black-centric perspective. ‘Nou’ is a Haitian Creole pronoun that roughly translates to us, we, and ours.
Alysha Maxwell-Sarasua is a recent graduate from Concordia who is passionate about exploring new theories of care & healing while moving away from theories of domination & oppression. Decolonizing wellness is all about intentionally addressing systemic issues by creating new ways of belonging, healing, and connecting to each other.