April 23rd, 2013

Toward Justice in Health Care: A Community Dialogue on Human Rights, Health Care and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City of Portland, Portland NAACP and Southern Maine Workers’ Center are sponsoring a collaborative public event: Toward Justice in Health Care: a Community Dialogue on Human Rights, Health Care and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK and Health Care

Speakers will include Mayor Michael Brennan and Reverend Kenneth Lewis, with reflection upon Dr. King’s enormous commitment and contribution to the pursuit of human rights. Video clips and facilitated discussions will connect Dr. King’s legacy to the current state of local and national health care systems

Thanks to all our wonderful co-sponsors: Maine AFL-CIO, Maine All Care, Maine People’s Alliance, Maine State Nurses Association and Southern Maine Labor Council.

WHEN: 5:30 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013

WHERE:  Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME

Community members are encouraged to attend and learn about the exciting developments being made to actualize health care as a human right here in Maine, as well as the many ways they can be involved in the process.

The mission of the National Association of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights for all and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic process.

The Southern Maine Workers’ Center (SMWC) is committed to creating a worker-led movement that improves the lives, working conditions, and terms of employment for Maine workers. The Workers’ Center promotes worker justice through a combination of education, organizing, and advocacy. Our primary focus is on low-wage workers who are not members of unions, particularly young workers, new immigrants, and people of color.