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Library showing of “A Time to Heal”
February [email protected]:00 pm - 6:30 pm
POWER TO HEAL is an hour-long public television documentary that tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans. Central to the story is the tale of how a new national program, Medicare, was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country in a matter of months.
“Every scholar, student, professional, and patient of public health and medical care should see this film – and discuss it. It stands as an extraordinary correction to the collective amnesia about race and health and a deeply considered tribute to the struggles for racial justice forged by so many during the implementation of Medicare. The testimonies, archival footage, and historical argument this documentary marshals in such a compelling manner is essential to our education as health care professionals and scholars. It is not an overstatement to say that Power to Heal is a key corrective to a lesser known, but necessary historical reclamation of the relationships between health and in America.”
Stewart Auyash and Yolanda Clarke, American Journal of Public Health