When Jim Crow got kicked out of hospitals

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On Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 PM, the Healthcare Team and other co-sponsors will host a virtual screening of “Power to Heal“, a film documenting the story of how civil rights and healthcare activists won the fight to desegregate hospitals.

“Power to Heal shows both the destructive legacy of racism in American health care and the potential for collective action to redress these wrongs. We should be inspired by Medicare’s role in desegregating our nation’s hospitals and should insist on further reform – like improved Medicare for all – to address the systemic racism that plagues patients of color to this day.” (Dr. Claudia Fegan, National Coordinator, Physicians for a National Health Program)

Narrated by the Bay Area’s own Danny Glover, the film lasts 56 min and will be followed by a panel discussion with viewer participation.

The event is free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages. REGISTER HERE.

–Hank Abrons

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