Escape Fire movie screening! April 19

Image of Escape Fire movie posterJoin Occupy Health and Wellness NC and Health Care for All NC for a FREE showing of:

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Sunday, April 19 at 3 pm at CAARE, Inc.
214 Broadway St
Durham, NC 27701
919-683-5300

RSVP here on eventbrite

We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. But the current battle over cost and access does not ultimately address the root of the problem: we have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system.

Award-winning filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke follow dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the US military.

Download a pdf of the flier.

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Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 1 at 6 pm

Join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6-7:30 pm at the Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room D, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

We will discuss upcoming events being planned now, including a film screening later in April!

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The Healthcare Movie: Feb. 12

Join Occupy Health and Wellness NC on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at 6 pm for a free screening of The Healthcare Movie documentary.
The film is being shown as part of the Hayti Heritage Film Festival.

This will be a free showing, following by a panel discussion.
Film starts: 6 pm
Panel discussion: 7:15-8 pm
Location:
Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27701
919-683-1709
http://hayti.org

​Presented by: Hayti Heritage Center/ St Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Inc.

About the film:
This documentary provides the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were essentially the same. Most people under the age of 50, in both countries, are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada. Nor are they aware of the public relations campaigns, still active today, that have been prevalent in the United States since the early 1900’s to dissuade the public from supporting national health care. Produced by Canadian/American couple Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, The Healthcare Movie reveals the personal and emotional impact on Canadians who now have access to universal health care because of the heroism of people who took a stand nearly 50 years ago. It also reveals the continuing struggle in the United States between the fear of government intervention and the right to quality health care for all people. Every day people are dying or going bankrupt due to the ills of the United States system. Who are we in the face of this human tragedy? If you agree that people are more important than profits, then you must watch this film.

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Upcoming Meetings in February

Join Occupy Health and Wellness NC at our upcoming February meetings. All are welcome!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015: 6-7:30 pm at Haven Medical, 121 South Estes Drive #205d, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Monday, February 9, 2015: 6-7:30 pm at Haven Medical, 121 South Estes Drive #205d, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

​Tuesday, February 24, 2015: 6-8 pm at Durham County Library – Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road
Durham, NC 27707

We will discuss upcoming events!

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NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 pm

Occupy Health and Wellness NC organizing meeting to work toward the presentation of a trilogy of documentary health care films and discussion panels. We wish to move forward with our coalition-building efforts at the next meeting, Wednesday, December 10th to be held again at the Miller Morgan Building on the campus of North Carolina Central University. 
The time frame is from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., and it will be held in Conference Room 149 across from where we met last time. For those who will be attending for the first time, you turn left twice upon entrance to the building, and come to the larger conference room at the end of that short hallway. There is parking on the side of the building at that time.

Since our last meeting, a concerted effort has been made to engage several other professional and community groups and interested individuals, We do expect a larger number of attendees at this meeting, so you may want to come early to get a seat at the conference table, although there are many more chairs around the room.

We look forward to seeing you at this important community meeting
 
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The Healthcare Movie: Dec. 2, 2014

Join Occupy Health and Wellness NC and Health Care for All NC for a FREE screening of:

The Healthcare Movie!
Followed by an open discussion afterward. RSVPs are appreciated.

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, gather at 5:30 pm at the

Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(maps, directions and bus information)

Learn how Canada fought for and won a national healthcare system. Why didn’t the U.S. follow? What can we learn from Canada?

Movie starts at 6 pm, and snacks will be provided.

Download the flier and share this event with friends!
Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing here.

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Next Meeting: Monday, July 21 at 6 pm

Join us for our next meeting on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6-7:30 pm at Panera, 3603 Witherspoon Blvd, Durham, NC 27707. It’s in the plaza with Home Depot and Petsmart on 15/501, just north of the I-40 exit.  NOTE the day of the week is MONDAY (not Wednesday as usual).

We will discuss upcoming events being planned now!

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