Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 9 at 6 pm

Join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, April 9, 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.

We will discuss upcoming events being planned now!

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Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 19 at 6 pm

Join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6-7:30 pm at the office of one of our members: Haven Medical, 121 S. Estes Drive, Suite 205-D, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. It’s just north of the Post Office on Estes, by University Mall. There’s ample parking by the building!

We will discuss upcoming events being planned now!

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Next Meeting: Feb. 5

We will be having our next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, 6-7:30 pm at Straw Valley, 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham, NC 27707
http://strawvalleycafe.com/

It’s next to the plaza with the New Hope Commons Walmart, off 15/501. You get at it off the service road that’s next to the storage place.
From US-15/501 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Turn onto Mt. Moriah Road. Take the 1st left onto New Hope Commons Drive.
You will see signage on your left for Straw Valley.

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CANCELLED! Screening of The Waiting Room at NCCU (Jan 29)

*** ALERT: Due to the weather and potential for black ice, tonight’s screening of The Waiting Room has been canceled. It will be rescheduled. When that information is available, we will post on this website. Apologies for the late notice.  ****

Join Occupy Health and Wellness NC, Healthcare for All NC, and NC Central University for a screening of the documentary film, The Waiting Room.

The film will be shown on the NC Central University Campus on Wed. Jan 29 at 7 pm at the Miller Morgan Auditorium (link to a pdf of a campus map).  Click here to download directions to the building.

There will be plenty of parking that evening on the street on Nelson St. and in parking lots before and after the building.  The auditorium is on the first floor just to the left of the entrance.

A summary of the film:

THE WAITING ROOM is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film – using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voice over – offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices.

The ER waiting room serves as the grounding point for the film, capturing in vivid detail what it means for millions of Americans to live without health insurance. Young victims of gun violence take their turn alongside artists and small business owners who lack insurance. Steel workers, taxi cab drivers and international asylum seekers crowd the halls. The film weaves the stories of several patients – as well as the hospital staff charged with caring for them – as they cope with the complexity of the nation’s public health care system, while weathering the storm of a national recession.

THE WAITING ROOM lays bare the struggle and determination of both a community and an institution coping with limited resources and no road map for navigating a health care landscape marked by historic economic and political dysfunction. It is a film about one hospital, its multifaceted community, and how our common vulnerability to illness binds us together as humans.

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Next Meeting: Thurs, Jan. 23 at 6 pm

Join us for our next meeting on Thursday (note the change in day), Jan. 23, 2014 at 6 pm at the office of one of our members: Haven Medical, 121 S. Estes Drive, Suite 205-D, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. It’s just north of the Post Office on Estes, by University Mall. There’s ample parking by the building!

We’ll be discussing future film screenings (including The Waiting Room, to be shown on Jan. 28 at NC Central, and Escape Fire).

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November Meetings: 11/13 and 11/20

Join us for our next meetings:

Wednesday, Nov 13 at 6:30 pm. **Location still to be confirmed, but likely at the office of one of our members: Haven Medical, 121 S. Estes Drive, Suite 205-D, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. It’s just north of the Post Office on Estes, by University Mall. There’s ample parking by the building!

Wednesday, Nov 20 at 6:30 pm at Straw Valley, 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham, NC 27707 http://strawvalleycafe.com/

It’s next to the plaza with the New Hope Commons Walmart, off 15/501. You get at it off the service road that’s next to the storage place.
From US-15/501 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Turn onto Mt. Moriah Road. Take the 1st left onto New Hope Commons Drive.
You will see signage on your left for Straw Valley.

Discussion topics include: planning a panel of health professionals to develop goals for future advocacy efforts, and discussion of health-related film screenings. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend!!

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October Meetings: 10/9 and 10/23

Our next meetings are:

Wednesday, Oct 9 at 6:30 pm at the office of one of our members: Haven Medical, 121 S. Estes Drive, Suite 205-D, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. It’s just north of the Post Office on Estes, by University Mall. There’s ample parking by the building!

Wednesday, Oct 23 at 6:30 pm at Straw Valley, 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Durham, NC 27707 http://strawvalleycafe.com/

It’s next to the plaza with the New Hope Commons Walmart, off 15/501. You get at it off the service road that’s next to the storage place.
From US-15/501 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Turn onto Mt. Moriah Road. Take the 1st left onto New Hope Commons Drive.
You will see signage on your left for Straw Valley.

Discussion topics include: planning a panel of health professionals to develop goals for future advocacy efforts, and possible health-related film screenings. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend!!

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