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October 11, 2021

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Health & Justice: The Path of Liberation Through Medicine

To wonder why some things settle in some bodies and not in others is to begin to ask questions about power, injustice, and inequity, questions that are bound in modern medicine with questions of colonialism.

– Rupa Marya –

Health & Justice: The Path of Liberation Through Medicine

“I am the mother of two beautiful mixed heritage boys. I am a farmers wife. I am a physician who works in adult medicine, witnessing societys ills manifest in my patients bodies, a doctor who sees racism and state violence as urgent public health issues. I am a touring musician who has played in 29 different countries singing in 5 different languages with my band Rupa & the April Fishes. And to use a phrase taught to me by Miwok Elder Wounded Knee, I am an Earth Person.” Rupa Marya speaks to the need to uproot and compost structures built on racism and violence, and the need to “heal wounds and build anew,” in this transcript of a 2018 keynote speech at Bioneers. { read more }

Be The Change

For more inspiration, join this Saturday’s Awakin Call with Rupa Marya and Raj Patel, “How Our Systems Prime Us for Chronic Illness.” More details and RSVP info here. { more }

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