[act-ma] Thur July 26, SALUD! Film on Cuban Healthcare

Amy Hendrickson amyh at texnology.com
Fri Jul 20 15:51:35 PDT 2007

Two Cuba Events!

Salud! A film on Cuban Healthcare
Thursday, July 26, 6:30 pm, 
Coolidge Corner Library, 31 Pleasant St

Cuba Discussion 
with Dr. Marty Schotz and Jane Crosby
Thursday, August 16, 7 pm
Coolidge Corner Library, 31 Pleasant St

Free, Co-sponsored by Brookline PeaceWorks and 
the July 26th Coalition for Cuba Solidarity

617 738-8029 peace at texnology.com


First See Michael Moore's SiCKO
The main theme of the movie is that American society needs to focus on the "we" and not the "me" in healthcare. This broad message is an overlay for the specific criticisms of the healthcare industry - the movie asks where the morality of the American public lies and contrasts America's approach to health care unfavorably with other nations. 
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 11:30, 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:00 pm      http://www.coolidge.org/

Then See 
    A film on
   Cuban Healthcare
   Thursday July 26, 6:30 pm 
   Coolidge Corner Library, 31 Pleasant St

SALUD! examines the curious case of Cuba, a cash-strapped country with what the BBC calls "one of the world's best health systems." From the shores of Africa to the Mississippi Delta "Salud" hits the road with some 28,000 Cuban health professionals serving in 68 countries, and explores the hears and minds of international medical students in Cuba- now numbering 30,000. Their stories bring home the complex realities confronting the movement to make health care a human right. Featuring Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners in Health, the subject of Tracey Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains.      http://www.saludthefilm.net/  <== Interesting material on this site on Cuban healthcare and
a critique of US healthcare.


And Join Us for a
Thursday August 16, 6:30 
Coolidge Corner Library,  
31 Pleasant Street
Dr. Martin Schotz and his wife 
Jane Crosby, Newton residents, are in Cuba right now, with Pastors for Peace. They will present a comprehensive picture of life in Cuba including healthcare, social and cultural life, and the history of the island since the revolution. Poster materials--
Questions and Answers Welcomed!
Pastors for Peace Blogspot-- Track the progress of Pastors for Peace

Solidarity Caravan is on its way to Cuba
Tampico, Mexico, July 19.- Poems and songs welcomed the arrival in this port of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas of the 18th U.S.-Cuba Solidarity Caravan, which with its message of friendship is traveling today to the island. To welcome this, more than 300 people gathered last night in the Plaza de la Libertad, in an event with the participation of local artists who got everyone present dancing with infectious rhythms of son and rock. The almost 150 caravan members arrived close to midnight, and immediately headed for the docks to unload the more than 60 tons of humanitarian aid with which they are challenging the blockade imposed by Washington on Havana.

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