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LACDP “Medicare for All” Conversation and Special Screening
January 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
The LACDP is hosting a conversation and special screening with Assemblymembers Ash Kalra and Miguel Santiago (Co-Authors, AB-1400), Dr. Barbara Berney (Filmmaker), Carmen Comsti (California Nurses Association), and Sylvia Drew Ivie, J.D. (Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science), about Medicare for All as a civil rights issue and what’s next in the legislative fight in California. The event is this Saturday, January 8th at 6:00pm
The discussion will be moderated by Carolyn Fowler (DNC Member, Chair of the CDP Women’s Caucus, and CDP Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee).
Prior to the discussion, viewers will screen The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution, an hour-long documentary narrated by Danny Glover, chronicling the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans.
Central to the story is the tale of how a new national program, Medicare, was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that racially desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country, all in a matter of months in 1966.