[MKE - Indymedia] Final Reminder. Wed. Apr. 13 Dr. Luther Castillo on Quality & Preventive Healthcare as a Universal Right
aheitzer at igc.org
Tue Apr 6 02:20:10 PDT 2010
[Please join us for this exciting program next week Tuesday, April 13 at 7pm; and if you can help by coming early on Tuesday, by c.6pm or on Mon. April 12 at 6pm to help set up chairs & display tables, please do so. Also see at the end info on the April 26th 7pm program featuring Emmy and human rights award winner Saul Landau at the UWM Union Theatre, on "WIll the Real Terrorists Please Stand Up?"]
You are invited to a unique program on the Universal Right to Quality Preventive Healthcare (& what we can learn from the Global South), on Tuesday, April 13th, at 7pm, at Central United Methodist Church, at 25th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. [You can download a flyer from www.wicuba.org.]
Hear Dr. Luther Castillo, featured in the movie "Salud" & now leading the largest international health mission in Haiti. (The program is free & open to the public, with donations accepted to support medical work in Haiti.)
Dr. Castillo represents a fresh approach to the healthcare crisis affecting not only the US, but also worldwide, where is there is a huge brain drain of medical talent from developing nations - even without natural disasters such as the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile.
Featured in the award-winning movie "Salud," Dr. Castillo presents an inspiring life story. He is one of the first Honduran doctors from the Afro-Indigenous Garífuna population. He was president of the first graduating class of the renowned Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, established exclusively to provide free medical education to students who promise to return and work in their under-served communities after they graduate. Preventive medicine, rather than commercial medicine, is its core value.
Also speaking will be Dr. Paul Brodwin, who teaches Medical Anthropology at UWM and the Medical College of Wis. He has extensively researched the delivery of medical services in developing societies, and will discuss how innovations from the "global south," such as the model of community health workers, could help improve the US healthcare system.
Dr. Castillo was named as "Doctor of the Year" by Rotary International in Honduras. He spoke to the National AFL-CIO convention right before it passed its resolution condemning the military coup in Honduras, which attacked the medical clinic serving the Garifuna community. Dr. Castillo will be visiting here, directly from helping supervise over 750 doctors from over 20 countries in some 20 medical encampments in Haiti, which is now the largest international mission in Haiti today, including doctors from the US and hundreds of Haitian doctors educated for free in Cuba. For an update see "Dispatches from Haiti" at http://mediccglobal.wordpress.com. [And check out "One of the World's Best Kept Secrets: Cuban Medical Aid to Haiti," http://www.counterpunch.org/kirk04012010.html]
We also encourage you to see the inspiring & award winning movie "Salud," available from the public libraries in Milwaukee, Shorewood & Racine, UWM, Peace Action- WI, and from our Coalition. You can also order it & get more info from www.saludthefilm.net. MORE
Please join the sponsoring organizations to continue discussion in this country about healthcare as a right, domestically and internationally, and the importance of preventive medicine if we are to solve our current crisis. Sponsors include the NAACP, Milw. Branch; Latin America Solidarity Committee; Peace Action Wis.; Grass Roots North Shore; Pan-African Community Assn.; Central United Methodist Church; Progressive Students of Milw.; Milw. Students for a Democratic Society; Wis. Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba; Local 212, Am. Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO; Youthaiti; Natl. Lawyers Guild, Milw. Chapter; and the Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc.
For more information, contact Erik, lascmilw at gmail.com 414-507-3745, or Babette, 447-8369.
Coming up next ...
Saul Landau on "Will the Real Terrorists Please Stand Up?"
An expose' of U.S.-based terrorism against the people of Cuba and progressives in the U.S. & Latin America.
Monday, April 26, 7pm in UWM's Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. Free and open to the public.
In 2008 Landau received Chile's highest award for his lifelong human rights work, the Order of Bernado O'Higgins. He is the author of 15 books, including the definitive "Assassination on Embassy Row" on the unprecedented political murder in Washington D.C. of his colleagues Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt.
He will do a multi-media presentation of this issue based on his extensive research and personal experiences. This will include a parts of his documentary-in-progress on the "Cuban Five," possible segments from his other award winning films, and current information based on his recent travels, including as one of the few North Americans to meet with both Fidel and Raul Castro recently in Cuba. For a list of his awards, films & books, visit www.saullandau.com.
Co-sponsored by Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba, www.wicuba.org; Peace Action - Wis., and National Lawyers Guild, Milwaukee Chapter.
For more information, contact Art Heitzer, aheitzer at igc.org, 633 W. Wisconsin Ave Suite 1410, Milwaukee, WI 53203; 414-273-1040, ext. 12; fax 414-273-4859.
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