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UCSF Healthcare Advocates for Social Justice invite you to join us on Thursday, March 16th at 12:00 PM for a discussion called “A Chronic Journey: Exploring the Cultural Contexts of Chronic Pain and Disability.” The talk will feature writer, disability advocate, and mother, Nidhi Jaisoor. She is also the Partnerships Manager for Diversability, a community with a mission to elevate disability pride.

Nidhi was raised in Nigeria and India, and moved to the US to attend graduate school. She worked in information technology for a few years before a neck injury led to disabling chronic pain. She draws on her experiences to illuminate the nuances of our humanity through her writing and speaking. She talks about how culture, immigration status, age, and gender informed her interactions with healthcare professionals, as well as her own perspectives on her body. She talks about her journey, through this lens, with chronic pain, mental health, and disability.

You can register for the talk here and learn more about Nidhi Jaisoor by visiting her website This lecture is free to attend but donations to the World Food Programme are strongly encouraged.

This event was planned by a diverse group of UCSF staff who organized in response to the ongoing racial injustices. The goal of the UCSF Healthcare Advocates for Social Justice monthly speaker series is to promote critical thinking and action around intersectional structures of power, privilege, and racial oppression in clinical care, education, and beyond. We will continue to highlight the efforts of community antiracism activists.

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