Sensible Cinema: The Power to Heal Medicare And The Civil Rights Revolution

January 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin Blvd.

Sensible Cinema

   Sponsored by the UUSF Social Justice Council

In Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Power to Heal

Medicare And The Civil Rights Revolution

Power To Heal: Medicare And The Civil Rights Revolution by directors 

Barbara Berney and Charles Loewenthal chronicles one of the least known chapters of the civil rights movement in the struggle for access to equal and adequate health care for all Americans in particular Afro-Americans.

In the film  the story of  how  this was achieved. through a health plan created by the Federal Government called Medicare and  how Medicare (along with  Medicare dollars)  virtually overnight eliminated racial segregation in hospitals across the country.

Power To Heal is a powerful documentary and brings to light how the two struggles of racial justice and health care intersect and how the two struggles continue today.

Free Admission (donations appreciated). 

As usual, popcorn and other refreshments will also be available.  

For more information please contact:  

Melvin Starks ( or Larry Danos (415-722-6480)

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