Thursday, February 24, 2011

Welcome!

Welcome to the GlobeMed at Amherst blog! This blog serves to inspire our community to join us in the movement for global health equity. It also serves to enrich people’s understanding of health disparities and the compelling reasons behind this movement.
To introduce the GlobeMed spirit, I turn to the words of Nelson Mandela:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?…There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do…And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
GlobeMed strives to let its light shine. The many student members aim to be brilliant, talented, fabulous, etc. Yet, we try to avoid imposing our own accomplishments, challenges, and perspectives onto Pastoral, our partner organization (to learn more click here). Instead, we hope to grow with our partner; we hope that as GlobeMed shines, Pastoral will shine too.

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