8 episodes

The Black Aspiration Project is a knowledge mobilization initiative that strives to ensure that the voices, experiences, and specific health concerns of Black communities are recognized, valued, and integrated into healthcare policies, practices, and support services. This podcast series features different healthcare leaders, community members and advocates for Black health, exploring the unique experiences, challenges, and resiliency of Black individuals concerning their health and healthcare.

The Black Aspiration Project is supported by a Research Mobilization, Creation & Innovation Grant for SSHRC-related Research at Western University.

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The Black Aspiration Project is a knowledge mobilization initiative that strives to ensure that the voices, experiences, and specific health concerns of Black communities are recognized, valued, and integrated into healthcare policies, practices, and support services. This podcast series features different healthcare leaders, community members and advocates for Black health, exploring the unique experiences, challenges, and resiliency of Black individuals concerning their health and healthcare.

The Black Aspiration Project is supported by a Research Mobilization, Creation & Innovation Grant for SSHRC-related Research at Western University.

    Making an Impact (ft. Dr. Notisha Massaquoi)

    Making an Impact (ft. Dr. Notisha Massaquoi)

    Dr. Notisha Massaquoi (University of Toronto) is a community-based researcher who has been working with Black communities across Canada for several decades. Massaquoi served as the Executive Director of Women's Health in Women's Hands for twenty years and is currently the Director of the Black Health Equity Lab. In this episode, we talk about mentorship, service, and the role of policy in effecting change.

    • 31 min
    The Fight for Food Justice (ft. Claire Perttula)

    The Fight for Food Justice (ft. Claire Perttula)

    What is food justice and how is it connected to racism? What is it like to farm in a major urban center? What opportunities exist for communities to grow and access culturally appropriate food? These are just a few of the questions we explored in our conversation with Claire Perttula (Malvern Family Resource Centre), a farmer and policy researcher from Toronto.

    • 21 min
    Masculinity and Mental Health in the Black Community (ft. Macole Lannaman)

    Masculinity and Mental Health in the Black Community (ft. Macole Lannaman)

    Macole Lannaman is a social justice activist and Ph.D. student at the University of Sheffield conducting research on race, mental health, and education systems in the United Kingdom. In this episode, he shares some of the organizing he's done to support Black folks within his community, including a pop-up barbershop to raise awareness about Black men's mental health.

    • 28 min
    Cultivating Care Collectives (ft. Dr. Juanita Stephen)

    Cultivating Care Collectives (ft. Dr. Juanita Stephen)

    Dr. Juanita Stephen is an Assistant Professor at the University of Windsor. In this episode, we talk about Stephen's work in child and youth care, Black feminist traditions, and community-based organizing. We hope you enjoy!

    • 23 min
    On Care and Abolition (ft. Dr. Stephanie Latty)

    On Care and Abolition (ft. Dr. Stephanie Latty)

    Drawing on her experiences as a social worker and community-engaged researcher, Dr. Stephanie Latty (Toronto Metropolitan University) invites us to consider how an abolitionist lens might redefine what care looks like for Black communities in Canada.

    • 17 min
    An Exercise in Worldmaking (ft. Kevin Blanks)

    An Exercise in Worldmaking (ft. Kevin Blanks)

    Our conversation with Kevin Blanks (The George Washington University) spans crip/queer theory, disability studies, and African-American literature. As a high school literature teacher and graduate student pursuing a PhD in English, he highlights how stories and critical theories help us to imagine sustainable futures for Black communities.

    • 23 min

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