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Peace/Justice Feb 7, 9 -10 a.m. – Healthcare Summit, Jan Schneider and Joe Newman

Written by on Monday, February 5, 2018

This Wednesday we’ll talk to Libby Devlin about the upcoming Florida Healthcare Summit. It’s February 16 and 17 in West Palm Beach. Libby  is the Southern Region Director for National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United. She has been a union organizer for over 30 years, engaging workers in the struggle for social and economic justice, and fighting to create a just healthcare system with a single standard of care for all. She has lived in Tampa, FL for the past 15 years with her spouse and two children.

A huge and growing coalition of national and state organizations including Our Revolution, National Nurses United, Healthcare Now, National Organization Of Women, Social Security Works, Progressive Democrats Of America, and others are developing a space where federal and state solutions to our healthcare woes are discussed, and activists energized and organized to hit the streets running when they leave.  Check the website www.floridahealthcaresummit.org.


In the second half of the program we’ll talk to Jan Schneider and the young 105-year-old Joe Newman about what a government should provide, especially in the area of healthcare.


In between we may have some of the organizers of the There Is a Field reading stop by. Here’s the event they’ll be talking about:


Saturday, Feb. 10 | 8 p.m.
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, FL 34236
Join the Million Hoodies West Coast Chapter for a reading of “There is a Field,” a play by Jen Marlowe that tells the story of Aseel, a 17-year old Palestinian killed by Israeli police. The reading of this play will be followed by a discussion of police brutality and violence. This event is free and open to the public. This event is being sponsored by the New College of Florida Student Government Association and the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center.