“Power to Heal” screens free tonight
The untold story of how the twin struggles for racial justice and healthcare intersected are the subject of tonight’s free DC LaborFest screening, “Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution” (see Calendar, above). The 60-minute film – narrated by Danny Glover -- will be followed by a discussion hosted by co-sponsor National Nurses United (NNU) and featuring Karen Kruse Thomas, the Baltimore-based civil rights and medicine historian who was a consultant on the documentary. “Power to Heal” tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans, a struggle that continues today in ongoing battles to save Providence Hospital, organize at Johns Hopkins Hospital and ensure good jobs and adequate services at the new East End Hospital. “Power to Heal” illustrates how movement leaders and grass-roots volunteers pressed and worked with the federal government to achieve justice and fairness for African-Americans.
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