The film Power to Heal tells the story of how the twin struggles for racial justice and health care have intersected. It shows both the destructive legacy of racism in American health care and the potential for collective action to redress these wrongs. This story was a key achievement of the Civil Rights Movement which is foundational to the work many continue to build upon to end health care disparities in America.
Speakers for this event include Robert King and Alison Holman, who have shared values, Bay Area history and a devotion to their diverse careers advocating for equal access and compassion in healthcare.
To receive Zoom access by email prior to the date of the event, please register by Thursday, April 22, 3:30 PM. Please screen the film independently in advance of the event. The film will be available to stream April 22–25.
It is also recommended that participants preview the 13-minute, 2021 PBS NewsHour segment about a history of abuse in American medicine, with interviews of Black patients who struggled for equal access, as well as an interview with Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble of George Washington University.
This program is free of charge, sponsored by Beth Am's Racial Equity and Justice Film Series
Sunday, April 25
Contact: Luba Palant | [email protected]