Overcoming the burden of disease
The second event in the History, Heritage and Identity Symposium series will investigate the consequences of centuries of European slavery and Caribbean colonisation on the present day health and wellbeing of the peoples of the region and its diaspora.
It takes place online on Thursday 22 April at 5pm. Book now!
This series was started by the leaders of three of CTE's national Member Churches - The Church of God of Prophecy, New Testament Assembly and New Testament Church of God. They were galvanized by growing public outrage in the wake of the highly controversial death of George Floyd in the custody of law enforcement in the United States. The series' purpose is to start a public conversation on the power structures in British society and the major issues and around race and social justice affecting their members and the wider African-Caribbean Diaspora in the United Kingdom. Each of these churches have large, predominantly black congregations and are members of the CTE Pentecostal and Charismatic Forum.
Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, the Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, will deliver the keynote address on the 'burden of disease' for Caribbean people. He will be joined by the Public Health Regional Director for London, Professor Kevin Fenton. Also on the panel are a number of medical experts and researchers from the UK and the Caribbean Institute for Health Research, who will provide scientific perspectives and insights to guide how they overcome persistent health challenges.
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