Documentary Screening: “The Healthcare Movie”

“The Healthcare Movie”
Thursday, May 25th at 7 p.m.
This documentary tells the story of how the Canadian and U.S. healthcare systems, which originally had much in common, evolved very differently: Canada would go on to establish universal healthcare whereas the United States did not. This free screening will be followed by a discussion led by Deb Richter, M.D., focusing on the film’s relevance for Vermont. Dr. Richter, a primary care practitioner and addiction medicine specialist from Montpelier, VT is President of Vermont Health Care for All and is a former President of Physicians for a National Health Program. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Vermont, Vermont Health Care for All, the Vermont State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and Vermont Physicians for a National Health Program. For more information, contact Ellen Oxfeld, at 388-7214. READ MORE

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First Wednesdays Talk

What If Poor Women Ran the World?
Wednesday, June 7 at 7 p.m.

Labor historian Annelise Orleck tells the story of nine African-American union maids in Las Vegas during the 1970s who challenged welfare cuts and built a long-lasting vibrant antipoverty program run by poor mothers. READ MORE

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