Temerty Medicine Community Connection: East Asian Community
This event is hosted by the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at William Doo Auditorium, U of T New College.
The unique experiences of anti-East Asian hate has intensified over the last few years. Particular hostility towards East Asian community members was prominent after the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Incidents of hate and violence occurred at the University of Toronto (these are detailed in the University of Toronto Anti-Asian Racism Working Group Final Report), and their impacts have been felt by members of Temerty Medicine.
The Office of Inclusion & Diversity, the TMCC East Asian Working Group and its partners acknowledge the importance of understanding the experiences of East Asian community members in the academy. We invite all East Asian learners, staff, and faculty members at Temerty Medicine to attend this event to be in community, network and participate in discussion on ways to address anti-East Asian hate and identify areas of support. Healthcare workers at any of the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN) hospital sites are also invited to attend. We hope that after the event, participants will continue these conversations with their peers, allies and friends.
Temerty Medicine Community Connection (TMCC) is an event series developed by community and for community, with learners, faculty and staff at Temerty Medicine. We aim to host a safe space for attendees to (re)connect with each other as an introductory effort to building a culturally relevant community of support within the Faculty. TMCC aims to create an environment that will foster a sense of belonging and an opportunity to share data from the ‘Voices of …’ surveys back to communities.
**Doors open at 5:30PM.**