Dependence Isn’t a Dirty Word: Dr. Danny Avula at TEDxRVA

05/13/2014 11:15 AM by

Danny Avula’s recent presentation at TEDxRVA:

Born in India, Danny was only 1 year old when his family immigrated to the United States. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the VCU School of Medicine and received a master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins University. A board-certified pediatrician and preventive medicine physician, Danny currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Richmond City Health Department.

In 2004, Danny and his wife, Mary Kay, made a commitment with a group of college friends to move into a low-income neighborhood and simply be good neighbors to people whose lives looked very different than their own. Ten years later, they have found themselves in the midst of North Church Hill’s amazing rebirth—a transformation that is full of hope, but which also presents daily complex challenges related to race, class and justice.



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