Celebrating the Growing Healthcare is a Human Right Movement

Wed Dec 11, 2013
Church Center for the United Nations
777 United Nations Plaza
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
United States

On Human Rights Day we celebrate the growing movement for health care as a public good and human right. Join us, along with Laura Flanders, Founder and Host GRITtv.org, for a dialogue about innovative campaigns to go beyond Obamacare, pioneered in Vermont and now taken up in Maryland, Maine, and Pennsylvania.

We will honor one of the movement’s most inspiring human rights leaders, the late Peg Franzen, former president of the Vermont Workers' Center, who exemplifies the power of people to effect change. The Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign made Vermont the first state in the country to pass a law for a universal, publicly financed healthcare system.

We will be joined by representatives from the Healthcare Is a Human Right campaigns in Maine, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Vermont, which collectively form the vanguard of a new human rights movement for universal health care.

Program will include a roundtable discussion moderated by Laura Flanders, music, tribute videos, and more.

Wine, tapas, and Ben & Jerry's ice cream will be served.

For mor infromation, contact Laura Gosa at Laura@nesri.org

This event is hosted by the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative and the Poverty Initiative 

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