Celebrating the Growing Healthcare Is a Human Right Movement: An Evening in Honor of Vermont Human Rights Leader Peg Franzen

Date:
December 10, 2013 - 7:00pm
Location:
New York, NY
Description:

Please join us on Human Rights Day, December 10th, to honor the late Peg Franzen, member of the Vermont Workers' Center and a key leader in Vermont’'s pioneering Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign. Ms. Franzen, former President of the Vermont Workers' Center and long-time disability rights activist, passed away on November 9, 2013, after battling cancer. She exemplified the power of people to effectuate change in their communities and in their state.

We will be hosting a dialogue moderated by Laura Flanders of GRITtv with representatives from the Vermont Workers' Center, and the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaigns in Maryland, Maine and Pennsylvania. The Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign began in Vermont where, in the midst of intense debate about the Affordable Care Act, it succeeded in passing the country'’s first state-wide universal health care law. Community members like Ms. Franzen have reignited the movement for universal, publicly financed health care in the United States, and communities in Maryland, Maine, and Pennsylvania have now picked up the torch.

We hope you can join us.  Reception at 7:00 pm, wine, tapas and Ben and Jerry's ice cream will be served. 

 

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Location: Church Center for the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza, NY

For further information, contact Laura Gosa: laura@nesri.org