Facing Race: The Current's town hall event in Vancouver

This is the second in our series of public forums we're hosting on racial identity and racism in Canada. Today, host Piya Chattopadhyay focuses on how race impacts health care in B.C., although the issues and stories explored at this live event resonate across the country.
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Full Episode Transcript

This is the second in our series of public forums we're hosting on racial identity and racism in Canada. Today, host Piya Chattopadhyay focuses on how race impacts health care in B.C., although the issues and stories explored at this live event resonate across the country.

From L to R: Tania Dick, Diane Lingren, Sally Lin, Queenie Choo, Hiram Mok and Byron Cruz. (Wendy D Photography )

From Indigenous nurses witnessing discrimination but also facing it themselves as front-line health care workers; to the stigma of talking about mental wellness in some East Asian Canadian communities; to migrant workers calling a Vancouver man instead of seeking a doctor for fear of losing their job; to hearing stories from our live audience ... This is a special edition of The Current.