Manage episode 271594332 series 2779201
Andrew Goldstein discusses his experience of activism and medicine. We discuss how he first stepped into activism, the challenges of non-profit work, how healthcare workers can get involved in organizing, leader-full movements, the temptations of professional "success," and the dangers of waiting until the "right moment" to begin this work.
Andrew Goldstein MD, MPH (@AndrewMakeTweet) is an assistant professor at NYU who practices primary care at Bellevue, especially for those with high medical need and experiencing homelessness. His medical activism has focused on healthcare, immigration, climate, and gun violence. He also focuses on civic habit building, election action, narrative shifting, escalated tactics like civil disobedience and protest, and health worker organizing.
His recommended resources:
- "Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex," Incite-National.org, (website): bit.ly/3bK26ia
- "Jane McAlevey on Organizing vs. Mobilizing," Current Affairs (podcast): apple.co/2Rfu1g9
- "Movement Strategy, 1. Momentum, Introduction to the Dominant Systems," from Momentum/Anyi Institute (video): bit.ly/3ieNHgi