Whose Suffering Matters Less, And Why?

Posted by Rahul Brown on Feb 23, 2016
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Our very own Doctor - Poet - Sriram Shamasunder recently gave a compelling TEDx talk tracing his own journey through poetry, medicine, and global health to arrive at co-founding the HEAL Initiative.  With nuanced themes of how narratives, race, poverty, power, and colonialism have cast their long shadows over our collective health, Sri's raw authenticity and anchored compassion are an inspiring light in the work to assure fewer deaths from preventable diseases in the most vulnerable communities in the world.  Check out the talk below:

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  • Anuj Kumar wrote ...

    Wow! Sri...you are doing such an inspiration work of connecting hearts in the broken world of modern medicine. :) the fine balance of poetry (art) and medicine (science)

  • Trishna Shah wrote ...

    Thanks so much for sharing this important message Sri, it's beautiful to know that doctors like you exist in the world and are living your life and doing work that shows that everyone's suffering matters equally.

  • Amit Dungarani wrote ...

    I was just talking to family friends about how Sri is a living example of taking your profession into a higher calling of true service. I can't wait to share this video with them! You continually inspire! Thanks for sharing this Rahul!

  • Richard Whittaker wrote ...

    Rahul, thanks for posting this. Sri, thank you for your deep vision and your uplifting work.

  • Jyoti wrote ...

    Work long enough and humbly enough ...... We are the one we are waiting for ....

  • Varsha wrote ...

    Thank you, Sri. Very powerful.