Partners In Health held its 15th annual Thomas J. White Symposium on Saturday, October 4, in Cambridge, MA. The yearly event brought together PIH staff, family, friends and fellow activists and advocates for health and social justice for the poor.
The theme this year was “Pushing Boundaries: past, present, and future.” The program featured a panel of HIV patients who shared their stories of being provided with life-saving antiretroviral drugs by PIH’s partner organization in Haiti, Zanmi Lasante. Another panel featured activists who have used the PIH model and philosophy of social justice to create their own programs to provide healthcare to the poor and inspire the next generation of social justice activists. PIH co-founders Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl were also featured speakers.