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Blog Competition 2022

Racial justice & global health 

Once more this year, as part of Western University’s Power and Global Health Day (November 24, 2022), the Global Health Equity hub @ Western is hosting a blog writing competition. Following the theme of Power & Global Health Day this year, we are seeking submissions connected to the theme of RACIAL JUSTICE AND GLOBAL HEALTH 

Racial Justice can be defined as the systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all.  Due to racial injustice, many inequities arise and marginalized populations do not have access to the same resources as others making them more vulnerable to negative health outcomes.  These include: higher chronic disease risk (diabetes & cardiovascular disease), reduced health seeking, higher levels of unhappiness, loneliness, and depression. Inequities for racialized populations in access to health and care have been further underlined during the COVID-19 pandemic, exemplified by inequities in COVID-19 morbidity, mortality and vaccine distribution. 

Our goal is to instigate discussion beyond calls for equity, trans-national solidarity and responsibility, to identify actionable interventions and shifts in thinking that can advance racial justice as it pertains to health.  

You may consider producing a blog about (for example, but not limited to)... 

  • Lived experiences of racial (in)justice
  • Indigenous Health  
  • Community-based healing and advocacy 
  • Access to Healthcare  
  • Environmental Racism  
  • Microaggressions  
  • Gender inequities  
  • Gender Rights and Health 
  • Culture and Migration Experiences and Policies 

Submissions are welcome from the entire Western community as well as external community members. Current students’ blogs will be adjudicated by a panel composed of students, faculty, and community representatives, with the most compelling 4 submissions awarded a prize of $100 and featured on the Global Health Equity HUB @ Western University 

You do not need to be a current member of the Western community to submit. All blogs submitted will be considered for publication on Western’s Global Health Equity blog. 

Blogs will be accepted from until October 30th at midnight and should be submitted on the GHE hub. Winning student submissions will be announced on Thursday November 24th, 2022, at Power & Global Health Day. 

Blogs should not exceed 1500 words, and should align with the general blog guidelines for the GHE hub which can be found here 

We look forward to hearing from you! 


Call for submissions

Do you love writing? Are you passionate about the equitable distribution of power and resources? Are you looking for a safe space to share academic standard writing that reflects your thoughts and opinions on current global issues?

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