The DEI Team Presents
Great Minds, Brave Spaces:
‘Love Thy Neighbor’: A Muslim Doctor’s Journey To Building Community
April 28, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00PM EDT
Dr. Virji is the co-author of Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor’s Struggle for Home in Rural America – a powerful story that documents his service to small-town America and the hope of overcoming our country's climate of hostility and fear. As practicing family and bariatric physician in Dawson, Minnesota he initially moved to the rural Midwestern town to get away from the robotic turnkey of east coast medicine. To him and his family, the sleepy town of Dawson just “felt right.” But that feeling started to change after the 2016 election.
In this GMBS, Dr. Virji will share highlights of his personal and professional journey through the lens of power, privilege, and oppression as well as provide strategies towards allyship and what it takes to ‘love they neighbor’.