Social Justice

Asiri is one of the widows who attended our first meeting. In Dholuo, Asiri’s native language, the term widow is chi liel. Literally translated, chi liel means ‘wife of the grave’.

The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman.

Strong Black Women

Angry Black Women

Resilient Black Women

The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.

Indestructible Black Women

One of the most cataclysmic events in the 21st  century has a guttural, sonic signature.

Human rights activists have been shocked down to their core as they received proof of the Chinese government’s horrific removal and trafficking of detained Uyghur Muslims’ organs.

[Originally published in Synapse on October 19, 2006.] What does the term “race” mean? Is it a social construct or is it genetic? How should the issue of race be addressed in the patient encounter? The purpose of Dr. Sandra Moody-Ayers lecture was not to answer the questions but rather to show that race is a fluid concept that has changed over time.
[Originally published in Synapse on October 10, 1991.] UC Berkeley Professor Neil Gilbert’s article, “The Phantom Epidemic of Sexual Assault,” which appeared in the Spring 1991 issue of a journal called The Public Interest, claimed that the media and “radical feminists” exaggerate the extent to which rape occurs in America.
Are you looking for ways to advocate and be more involved in reproductive justice, especially following the horrendous​ Texas abortion law that was just passed? Then look no further, because MedStudentsForChoice has a list of excellent advocacy opportunities for you!

Originally published on September 22, 1994. This author, a graduate student who works for the Department of Otolaryngology in the Epstein Research Laboratory, spent a month this summer studying the healthcare systems of the United Kingdom

Under the weight of one man 9 minutes and 29 seconds An atrocity that many of us claimed to not understand
[Originally published on May 27, 1966.] The Committee for Independent Political Action, a recognized on-campus political organization, has announced plans for Project South Help, a program to bring improved medical and dental care to Black residents of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.