Activist Tamika Mallory | Teaching Medical Students Empathy
Black activist Tamika Mallory on her blueprint for social justice and how one medical school is getting creative in its curriculum.
Segment 1, beginning at 0:59: Tamika Mallory's new book highlights that while progress has been made in the fight against racial injustice, we still have a long way to go.
On the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Mallory explains what she believes must be done to continue moving that fight in the right direction.
- Tamika Mallory, social activist and author of "State of Emergency: How We Win in the Country We Built"
Segment 2, beginning at 28:32: University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita is one of multiple medical schools now utilizing virtual reality to help students “walk a mile in their patient’s shoes.”
Through these immersive experiences, students can get a glimpse into what it’s like to have Alzheimer's, dementia or Parkinson's disease. Hear how this process is not only educational, but helps students build empathy with their patients.
- Dr. Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, assistant professor of Medicine at University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
9:29: The Minutes That Moved Kansas City, 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, through the Kansas City Public Library. This is a virtual only event and will be streamed on kcur.org.
Tamika Mallory virtual book tour stop, 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, through Left Bank Books, St. Louis, Missouri. This is a virtual only event, however, a ticket is required.