Black Lives Matters flag opens opportunity for education and discussion, says NHH vice-president

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee at Northumberland Hills Hospital

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee were on hand in February to help raise a Black Lives Matters flag in front of Northumberland Hills Hospital as part of Black History Month.

The full interview:

The theme for Black History Month in Canada is Ours to Tell. According to the government of Canada’s website, this represents an opportunity to engage in dialogue and commitment to learning more about the stories of Black communities in Canada – the histories, successes, sacrifices, and triumphs.

Lola Obomighie, the Vice President of People, Culture and Organizational Effectiveness for Northumberland Hills Hospital

Lola Obomighie

As you will hear in this interview, Northumberland Hills Hospital also borrowed a bit from the American Black History Month, also taking place this February. The theme in the United States is Black resistance.

In this interview with Lola Obomighie, the Vice President of People, Culture, and Organizational Effectiveness for Northumberland Hills Hospital, you will hear why the hospital did this and what it means, both to the hospital staff and the community.

Obomighie talks about how this opens an opportunity for staff and the community to have a broader discussion about Black history in Northumberland, plus tackle some of the deeper issues facing people of colour within healthcare and society. Have a listen to our conversation.

Originally aired: February 17, 2023

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