“Covid, Capitalism and Communities of Color: A Chat with Dr. Rupa Marya”

Free recorded discussion, available to view on demand
Supported in part by the California Arts Council

Join 3rd i for its discussion with Dr. Rupa Marya about the Covid pandemic:

  • how it has disproportionately affected communities of color
  • the concept of “deep medicine”, which looks at health disparities brought on by colonialism
  • the root cause of inflammation to our bodies, societies, and the planet

Rupa Marya is a physician, activist, artist and writer who is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and the founder and executive director of the Deep Medicine Circle, a worker-directed nonprofit committed to healing the wounds of colonialism through food, medicine, story, learning and restoration.

In 2021, she wrote Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice with political ecologist, food system activist and policy professor Raj Patel. This book advances a new level of diagnosis that incorporates history and lines of power into our understanding of the root causes of health disparities and the rise of inflammatory disease in industrialized places, offering compelling treatment options for what is ailing people and the planet.

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