From New Brunswick to Durham to Santa Fe and more, we thank everyone who tuned for this Kora and delved into our virtual discussion on: How do we respond in an emergency? Dr. Sonia Jarrett is an emergency doctor and pediatrician at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia (and back when she was a high school student, our very first summer volunteer at the Chungba Primary School!). Tenzin Shamphel, production manager at Markarian, is an outstanding Tibetan frontline community volunteer at the global epicenter in New York. Additionally, we were joined by Preeti Yonjon, program coordinator for The Written Gift and community organizer from Minnesota working alongside her mother to create and send masks to high-risk areas such as NYC.
Our speakers highlighted different aspects of what each one of us can do to support our local and global communities in today’s challenging time of emergent need for all kinds of basic services such as access to healthcare and supporting frontline professionals working in the healthcare industry. Though much of our past Kora conversations have highlighted healthcare professionals and community service projects that support them, we keep all frontline essential workers in our thoughts, prayers and actions as we grow together as a virtual community over the course of this emergency.