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CGSHE Speaker Series

Organized as monthly academic rounds, the CGSHE Speaker Series brings cutting-edge research in the field of gender and sexual health equity to researchers, practitioners, students and interested members of the public. This unique opportunity for education and dialogue is free and open to all!

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Our next event

Title: Towards health equity for LGBTQ2S people experiencing chronic pain: Themes from the EQUIP for Pain Research Study

Date: Thursday May 20, 2021

Time: 12-1 p.m PT | 3-4 p.m ET

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Event details

Towards health equity for LGBTQ2S people experiencing chronic pain: Themes from the EQUIP for Pain Research Study

ABOUT THE TALK

Research about LGBTQ2S people living with chronic pain is limited, but there is evidence that people who face social marginalization experience greater prevalence of painful medical conditions than others. They also access pain services less frequently. In this talk, Dr. Cindy Holmes will discuss themes and recommendations from the EQUIP for Pain Research Study, with a focus on the experiences of LGBTQ2S people. The findings highlight the importance of an intersectional health equity approach for addressing discrimination, stigma and structural violence in the lives of LGBTQ2S people experiencing chronic pain.

ABOUT DR. HOLMES

Dr. Cindy Holmes is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria. Her research explores connections between wellbeing, belonging, storytelling and resistance in various communities. Her research and teaching interests include: lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S) wellbeing; critical race feminist theories of intersectionality; decolonization; violence; place and identity; food stories; spirituality and social justice; intergenerational storytelling; participatory action research and arts-based research.

For over 25 years, Dr. Holmes worked in community organizations in the areas of violence intervention, community development, counseling and advocacy, social justice education and research. Prior to joining UVic in 2017, she completed a MSFHR Postdoctoral Fellowship and CIHR IMPART Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health at the University of Northern British Columbia, and taught courses in the area of gender, health and violence at University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.

ABOUT THIS EVENT: The Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity Speaker Series brings cutting-edge research in the field of gender and sexual health equity to researchers, practitioners, students and interested members of the public. This is a unique opportunity for education and dialogue.

ABOUT CLOSED CAPTIONING: You will be asked if you need/would like to request a Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) service to provide real-time closed captioning for the event upon registration. Please note: Minimum three days notice is required to accommodate CART requests

FINALLY: Currently, our event is only available in English, which we recognize is a colonial language. We acknowledge that language should not be a barrier to participation and we hope to host our Speaker Series in various languages in the future, based on participants’ needs and as resources allow