At this community gathering we will be discussing a reading from the New York Times 1619 Project, "Our democracy's founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true." by Nikole Hannah-Jones. A copy of the reading is attached below.
Breaking Barriers with Books is an important avenue for both students and community members alike to interact outside of clinical settings. It gives us students the opportunity to learn directly from the experiences of our future patients, and aids in helping community members become more comfortable with physicians and the healthcare system, something that has unfortunately not been addressed in this city for quite some time. This event and others like it are crucial to forming a meaningful connection between the medical community and our future patient population. Needless to say, we would love for you to attend this event!
In case you need any more reasons to come, the Center for Medical Humanities will be providing FREE DINNER to all those who attend. If you plan on coming, please sign up via the google doc below by Tuesday, February 25th. Thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Dr. Linda Pessar