Madison medical students and physicians to hold ‘White Coats for Black Lives’ rally Saturday

By Mackenzie Krumme, Madison365

Madison medical professionals have organized a White Coats for Black Lives rally and call to action for this coming Saturday.

“As healthcare professionals we are trained to save lives – and watching his life slip away with no regard…” Dr. Jasmine Zapata said, pausing and stating that it was hard to start her shift after watching George Floyd’s death on video.

“When George Floyd yelled out ‘I can’t breathe,’ we heard you and we are here. Even though we were too late to save your life we are here to save the lives of others.”

The rally starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 13 at the Madison state Capitol and is led by the UW-School of Medicine and Public Health, Student National Medical Association (UWSMPH). Read more …