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1:00 pm

Cancer Champion Workshop

October 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
York Hospital, Wigginton Road
York, YO31 8HE United Kingdom
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SPACES AVAILABLE: Cancer Champion Workshops At the session attendees will learn about the early signs and symptoms of cancer and how to talk about cancer with friends and family. They will also receive a supportive handbook, resource pack, Cancer Champion badge and certificate on completion. · Tuesday 4th September 2019, The York Hospital, Wigginton Road, York, YO31 8HE from 13:00 – 16:00 · Tuesday 22nd October 2019, The York Hospital, Wigginton Road, York, YO31 8HE from 13:00 – 16:00 There are still spaces available for the Cancer Champion training, so if you or your friends/family/work colleagues who may be interested in attending, please ask them to contact Emma on eryccg.cancerchampion@nhs.net, or telephone 07519 120809 to reserve a place.

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6:30 pm

A public secret: Skin colour discrimination in colonial and independent Jamaica

October 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York YO10 5DD + Google Map

Black History Month Lectures In 2016, Usain Bolt, the multiple world and Olympic record holder, admitted in a TV interview that he had been subject to colourism when he had moved into an upscale apartment complex in Kingston. Colourism is the prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone and it typically occurs among people of the same racial group. Bolt's admission came several months after an online rant from his light-skinned neighbour, the entertainer Jodi 'Jinx' Henriques, who had criticised him as a ‘horrible neighbour’, who had  ‘loud parties’, and she wished  ‘he would go back to where he came from’. Drawing upon examples from, amongst others, the labour market, education, and the judicial system, this lecture will show that colourism, which has its origins in slavery, has continued to be a key feature of Jamaican society since it gained independence in 1962. It will furthermore demonstrate that colourism is a public secret: everybody knows it happens but few people dare to openly admit it. Bolt, for instance, did not use the word colourism or the more local term ‘shadism’ to describe how his light-skinned neighbours treated him but the word ‘classism’.

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