Free Movie showing: A Power to Heal
October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Widespread positive change in the American healthcare system HAS happened before
…and it CAN happen again!
Join us for a Whole Washington movie event when we will come together and view A POWER TO HEAL, the poignant documentary that recounts how the nation’s hospitals and medical offices were desegregated and the Medicare program was established in a matter of months.
Before this dramatic, coordinated effort successfully changed American healthcare – virtually overnight – black and other non-white patients did not receive equal care in the majority of the nation’s medical facilities. In the South 1/3 of hospitals would not admit African-Americans at all, even for emergencies. Told by men and women who experienced these disparities personally, we will learn together about this important part of the Civil Rights Movement.
Stay with us immediately following the amazing tale of this never-taught historical fight for justice for a healthcare panel discussion AND meet Barbara Berney, producer of A Power to Heal! She will be available for questions and discussion! Drawing inspiration from the powerful story, recounted in A POWER TO HEAL, we will discuss how to once again coordinate and organize to further break down the glaring inequities in our medical system that affect so many of us today, regardless of race.