A Night In with Dr Annabel Sowemimo
Join author, activist and co-director of the Reproductive Justice Initiative, Dr Annabel Sowemimo, in conversation with Moya Lothian-McLean to celebrate the publication of her new book Divided: Racism, Medicine and Why We Need to Decolonise Healthcare.
The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Divided (RRP £20) deliverable to any UK or international address. This event is FREE to watch.
This event is now available to watch on demand until 16th May 2023.
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In the wake of the pandemic and with an NHS in crisis, we are all too aware of the urgent health inequalities that plague our world. But these inequalities have always been urgent: modern medicine has a colonial and racist history. Here, in an essential and searingly truthful account combining data, history and interviews, writer, campaigner and NHS doctor, Annabel Sowemimo unravels the colonial roots of modern medicine. Tackling systemic racism, hidden histories and healthcare myths, Sowemimo recounts her own experiences as a physician, patient and activist.
Divided exposes the racial biases of medicine that affect our everyday lives and provides an illuminating - and incredibly necessary - insight into how our world works, and who it works for. This book will reshape how we see health and medicine - forever.
In conversation for this deeply important virtual event, Annabel will explore the timely nature of this book and the research and experience employed in the writing process. This promises to be a necessary and illuminating event that you should not miss.
"This outstanding book should be mandatory reading for all medical practitioners. Beautifully written and erudite, yet highly accessible, it conveys some uncomfortable truths about the unequal treatment of patients of colour, locating the origins of this in European colonialism, history and science. It provides a basis for bringing an end to discriminatory practices, which couldn't be more timely, particularly in the context of COVID. Annabel Sowemimo's compassion and humanity shine through. I can't stress the importance of this book strongly enough." Jacqueline Roy