DEC 10 + Human Rights Day + An Evening in Honor of Vermont Human Rights Leader Peg Franzen

pegmayday_0DEC 10 @ 7PM + Human Rights Day:   Celebrating the Growing Healthcare is a Human Right Movement: An Evening in Honor of Vermont Human Rights Leader Peg Franzen

777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Join us on Human Rights Day, December 10th, to honor the late Peg Franzen, member of the Vermont Workers’ Center and a key leader in Vermont’’s pioneering Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign.

Ms. Franzen is the former President of the Vermont Workers’ Center and long-time disability rights activist, exemplifies the power of people to effectuate change in their communities and in their state. The Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign began in Vermont where, in the midst of intense debate about the Affordable Care Act, it succeeded in passing the country’’s first state-wide universal health care law. Community members like Ms. Franzen have reignited the movement for universal, publicly financed health care in the United States, and communities in Maryland, Maine, and Pennsylvania have now picked up the torch, starting their own Healthcare Is a Human Right campaigns, with other states poised to follow. We will be joined at this event by representatives from Healthcare Is a Human Right-Maryland, Healthcare Is a Human Right-Maine, and Healthcare Is a Human Right-Pennsylvania, which collectively form the vanguard of a new human rights movement for universal health care.

This event is free and open to the public.

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NOV 26: The Politics of Hospital Closures in New York

PNHP-NY Metro Monthly Forum:

The Politics of Hospital Closures in New York

lich21n-1-webFeaturing:

Leon Bell, Political Director, New York State Nurses Association;

Robert Padgug, PhD, Board member, PNHP-NY Metro

When: Tuesday, November 26 – 7:30pm – 9pm

Where: Beth Israel’s Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square East (btw 14th & 15th St), 2nd Floor, Manhattan

Campaigns against hospital closures have generated so much support that the topic was successfully vaulted into the NYC mayoral race. Threats to close hospitals highlight issues of access to care, economics of health care delivery in the region, inequitable health care resources, real estate interests and community control. Come join the conversation on this pressing issue.

RSVP not required, but greatly appreciated! Click here to RSVP.

All PNHP-NY Metro monthly forums are free and open to the public.