[act-ma] 11/ 29 “Rebuilding Public Health from the Bottom Up as Pandemics Surge”with Dr. Howard Ehrman- music by Emma’s Revolution

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Nov 26 07:36:15 PST 2020

CCB Sun.-Nov. 29TH @11AM: “Rebuilding Public Health from the Bottom Up 
as Pandemics Surge”with Dr. Howard Ehrman- music by Emma’s Revolution
Here is what's happening virtually in November & December at Community 
Church of Boston!

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*Sunday, November 29TH**, 2020
at 11:00 AM & More*

*"Rebuilding Public Health from the Bottom Up as Pandemics Surge"**with 
Dr. Howard Ehrman*

Since 1980 Public Health in the U.S. & most of the western world has 
suffered enormous cutbacks, privatization and balkanization. The U.S. 
has lost 100,000 local and state public health workers. Climate Change & 
Imperialist Destruction & Extraction of Natural Resources are 
accelerating the frequency and scope of Pandemics. Rebuilding Public 
Health is a necessity for human survival.

*• Howard Ehrman*, MD, MPH. He was the Chicago Dept. of Health Assistant 
Commissioner from 1985 until 1991; and the Will County Chief Medical 
Officer from 2013 until 2016; He was the assistant Professor University 
of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine & School of Public Health. 
Dr. Ehrman’s grandfather was of Middle Eastern descent and enslaved in 
Europe. He escaped and later taught Dr. Ehrman about farming. Dr. Ehrman 
inspired from the experiences of his father who was a UAW Member at the 
Chicago Ford Torrence Plant when members of the plant went on strike in 
1952 later organized the Illinois State Mental Health Workers to join 
AFSCME. He also was the Community Organizer to support African Americans 
and Latinos fighting to become Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Bus 
Drivers. He Co-Founded and Organized the Rainbow Health Coalition and 
Health/Hospital Workers. Dr. Ehrman has organized and lent support to a 
host of organizations and boards throughout the U.S. Currently he is 
Co-founder of Mi Villita Neighbors and Public Health Physician and 
Administrator at International Health: Palestinian Refugee Camps, 
Nicaragua, Cuba, Tanzania, Mexico.

*Music by Emma's Revolution*
Emma’s Revolution is the dynamic, award-winning activist duo of Pat 
Humphries & Sandy O, whose songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, 
praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near.

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*CCB Sunday Programs coming in December at 11AM* For more details go to 
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*12/6 - “Where is the Hope?” with Rev. June R. Cooper*
Signs of Hope-Derrick Bell a noted Harvard Professor wrote a book called 
Faces at the Bottom of the Well, The Permanence of Racism (1992) in 
which he states that racism is a permanent feature of American society. 
Do we accept this claim or do we see hope rising for recent protest and 
calls for police reform? *Music by Beatrice Greene*

*12/13 - "From Here to Doomsday: Endless Wars and Insane Nuclear Policy 
Since the Pentagon Papers." with **Sacco & Vanzetti Awardee Daniel 
Ellsberg* Daniel Ellsberg is an American economist, political activist, 
and former United States military analyst who, while employed by 
the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 
1971 when he released the /Pentagon Papers/, a top-secret Pentagon study 
of the U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, 
to /The New York Times/, the Washington Post and other 
newspapers./ (photo: Christopher Michel)/ *Music by Tim Ray and Dan 

*12/20 - "The Culture of Despair" with Chris Hedges* The rupture of 
social bonds throughout American society has created a culture of 
despair, one where individuals and groups seek affirmation in acts of 
self-destruction. How do we restore those bonds? And if we cannot what 
will it mean for the United States and the world? *Music by Dean Stevens 
and Rob Flax*


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President Sandra Ruiz-Harris, Treasurer Dick Keshishian, Clerk Jim 
Casteris, Ron Elbert, Ed Pazzanese, David Woodruff, Judith Woodruff

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