TED Video and Discussion Series

Date: June 10, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



June 10



Room N116


Free Admission


Mary Bassett

“Why Your Doctor Should Care About Social Justice”


Our next talk started in Zimbabwe in the 1980s as Mary Bassett

witnessed the AIDS epidemic firsthand, and she helped set up a clinic to treat and educate local people about the deadly virus. But looking back, she regrets not sounding the alarm for the real problem: the structural inequities embedded in the world's political and economic organizations, inequities that make marginalized people more vulnerable. These same structural problems exist in the United States today, and as New York City's Health Commissioner, Mary is using every chance she has to rally support for health equity and speak out against racism in health care. "We don't have to have all the answers to call for change," she says.

"We just need courage”, which is what she addresses in her TED talk that we will be showing on June 10th, “Why your doctor should care about social justice”.


TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and the TED talks feature experts in a variety of fields who present unique ways of looking at their respective fields of expertise. 

Everyone is welcome to these free sessions. 

A discussion will take place after the lecture. 

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