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Panjabi-Centred Design: Embracing Transgressive Liberation and Fostering Accessibility in Healthcare and Social Welfare for the Panjabi Communities by Imroze Singh Deol

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1h 5mins

Unveiling the hidden truths: Discover how colonial practices marginalize Panjabi communities in Canada's healthcare system and witness the birth of a transformative solution—the Panjabi-Centred Design Framework. Prepare to challenge the status quo, empower marginalized voices, and embark on a journey towards true liberation and inclusive care.

Date and time:

Wednesday, 8 November - 18:00-19:05 GMT, 13:00-14:05 EST, 10-11:05 PST

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Registration opens: 9 October

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Date and time:

Wednesday, 8 November - 18:00-19:05 GMT, 13:00-14:05 EST, 10-11:05 PST

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Uncover the compelling talk that unravels the systemic marginalization faced by Panjabi communities in Canada's healthcare and social welfare systems, exposing the deep-rooted colonial foundations that perpetuate inequality. Journey through the shortcomings of current services in addressing intergenerational trauma, community-driven practices, and language barriers, which perpetuate a mere illusion of liberation. Explore the visionary Panjabi-Centred Design (PCD) Framework, merging traditional values with contemporary design approaches, to forge a path towards equity, inclusivity, and well-being. This talk emphasizes proactive solutions, dismantling reactive approaches, and delves into factors like intergenerational trauma and language barriers, while striving for transgressive liberation. By challenging colonial practices, holding authorities accountable, and empowering community engagement, the PCD Framework seeks to emancipate Panjabi communities and other marginalized populations from oppressive systems, paving the way for true liberation.

Imroze Singh Deol is standing in front of a white background. He is of a Panjabi (Indian) descent and wears a turban. He has a beard, is wearing a navy-blue turban with yellow-green floral patterns. He is wearing a fringe brown jacket.

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Uncover the compelling talk that unravels the systemic marginalization faced by Panjabi communities in Canada's healthcare and social welfare systems, exposing the deep-rooted colonial foundations that perpetuate inequality. Journey through the shortcomings of current services in addressing intergenerational trauma, community-driven practices, and language barriers, which perpetuate a mere illusion of liberation. Explore the visionary Panjabi-Centred Design (PCD) Framework, merging traditional values with contemporary design approaches, to forge a path towards equity, inclusivity, and well-being. This talk emphasizes proactive solutions, dismantling reactive approaches, and delves into factors like intergenerational trauma and language barriers, while striving for transgressive liberation. By challenging colonial practices, holding authorities accountable, and empowering community engagement, the PCD Framework seeks to emancipate Panjabi communities and other marginalized populations from oppressive systems, paving the way for true liberation.

Imroze Singh Deol (he/him)

Imroze Singh Deol (he/him) is a design researcher, strategist, and educator. He holds a his master of design in inclusive design from OCAD U. His research is at the intersection of exploring socio-cultural, accessibility, and its relationship to emerging communities around the world. Imroze’s current research is focused on developing a Panjabi-Centred Design; a knowledge dissemination and language translation framework. He is a founder of Kosh Health Foundation; an accessible and comprehensive platform that provides culturally competent translated healthcare that also addresses the cultural safety and digital literacy needs of the Panjabi community. He is a Research Coordinator at Fraser Health Authority and Instructor at OCAD U and University of Guelph-Humber.

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