Film Screening and Panel: Power to Heal and Medicare for All

January 28, 2020


POWER TO HEAL is a 56 minute long documentary that tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate health care 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 practically overnight.

After the screening panelists will discuss racial disparities in health care today and how the fight for health justice continues. We'll hear updates on the national fight to win Medicare for All and learn how local activists have been working to get Congresswoman Doris Matsui to cosponsor the Medicare for All bill (H.R. 1384). Rep. Matsui is currently NOT a cosponsor.

Film Trailer:

6:30pm Doors open

7pm Film

8pm Panel



Asantewaa Boykin, RN - Anti-Police Terror Project

Dr. Ava Asher, MD - Native American Health Center

Dr. Jesus Hernandez, PhD - Sociologist

Martine Wilson - Birth Disparities Team, California Association of Midwives

Moderator: Ben Arriaga - Sac DSA



Sacramento DSA
Physicians for a National Health Program
Anti Police-Terror Project
NAACP, Sacramento Branch
Sacramento Progressive Alliance
Indivisible CA-7 - The Resistance Elk Grove
Wellstone Progressive Democrats of Sacramento
California Nurses Association
SURJ Sacramento
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
NorCal Resist
Sacramento Poor People’s Campaign (Sac PPC)
Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC)
Sacramento Central Labor Council


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When: January 28, 2020, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Cafe Colonial 3520 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA, 95820
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