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Community Profile: Dr. Akwatu Khenti

About Dr. Akwatu Khenti

I am a Caribbean person of African ancestry with a longstanding commitment to addressing effectively the health and equity challenges that have become intrinsic features of the Black Experience in the Western world. In every field from education, criminal justice and child welfare to global health and development, I have worked to strengthen community capacity and well being through cultural innovations and/or the adaptation of western technologies for African, south Asian, Caribbean and Latin American settings. I am especially proud of my efforts to adapt cognitive behaviour therapy to Vodou in Haiti.

About Dr. Akwatu Khenti’s work at the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit (CABR)

As Director of Community Resources, City of Toronto, I am committed to closing racialized disparities across city life through public education and relevant capacity building. Community capacity to cope with ongoing crises and extreme events is a priority focus; I am especially concerned with strategies and plans for post pandemic recovery and climate change conditions such as extreme heat waves.

New items, events, or developments you have going on

Townhall by Black Scientists’ Task Force on Vaccine Equity (BSTF) on long covid and fall/winter risks on November 10th from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Raising community awareness of the racialized vulnerabilities COV ID has amplified and what we must do to protect ourselves from several illness.

Learn more about CABR here.



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