Feb 21, 2012

Commemorating World Day of Social Justice across the GlobeMed network

This week, 46 GlobeMed chapters across the country are commemorating World Day of Social Justice through a variety of creative and thought-provoking ways. Here’s a snapshot of what the GlobeMed network is up to:


Chapters ask 5 professors to spend 5 minutes of class time discussing how their particular discipline relates to issues of social justice. Here’s what one professor had to say:

“If you were to ask me or my Financial Economist colleagues the most important causes where society should expend its scarce resources, preventing diseases and malnutrition would be at the top of our lists. This is because human health is the most valuable and most robust asset anyone can have for not only leading a productive and fulfilling life but also to weather life’s uncertainties that we must all face.”
-Dr. Bhagwan Chowdhury, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Professor of Finances


GlobeMed at Emory asked:

GlobeMed at UNC asked:

GlobeMed at University of Michigan asked:


“The Little Things,” a video created by GlobeMed at University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Harika Nalluri.


GlobeMed at Middlebury is hosting a week-long World Day of Social Justice Colloquium, including a talk titled “The Social Injustice of Natural Disaster” and a documentary screening of “Born into Brothels.”

GlobeMed at UT-Austin is participating in a “TEXAS FIGHT for Social Justice” Fair with booths from 15 student-led organizations on their campus.

GlobeMed at Columbia is debating the link between health and social justice with other student groups on their campus at an inter-club public debate.


GlobeMed at Northwestern is hosting a craft sale this week, benefiting their partner, the H.O.P.E Center in Ho, Ghana.

For more snapshots from World Day of Social Justice programming, check out the GlobeMed WDSJ Tumblr!

Written by Jill Shah


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