Don't Mourn, Organize!

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Raised by 13 people in 11 months
Created September 17, 2018
Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles alongside our partners at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Kaiser Permanente, and California Hospital will be hosting a collaborative advocacy and organizing training event on November 4, 2018 on the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA campus. In order to keep this event free of cost to attendees and continue our collective effort to support effective advocacy trainings in the future, we kindly ask you to consider donating to our efforts. Your generous donation will help us cover the costs of the venue, technical equipment, speaker presentation materials, attendee writing materials, and food and refreshments. With your support, we hope to continue providing these community-led education and training events for medical professionals as well as the broader community! Please note that no attendee will be turned away for lack of funds, as this event is meant to be an inclusive space where engaged individuals will gather and learn actionable skills to become politically and socially engaged in their communities. If you have the means, please consider donating and help us reach our goal!

 Program and Schedule: 

8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00 – 9:20 AM Welcome Address
                        Dr. Jyoti Puvvula (Harbor-UCLA) & Dr. Jose Ramos (CDU)

9:20 – 9:40 AM Introduction to the Impact of Racism in Health
                        Martha Dina Arguello – Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility—Los Angeles

9:40 –10:50 AM Four Drivers of Disparity Speaker Panel
                        1.     Environmental Racism
                                 Martha Dina Arguello – Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility—Los Angeles

                        2.     Disinvestment, Joblessness and Poverty
                                 Benjamin Torres – President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Development Technologies                                             Center (CDTech)

                        3.     Mass Incarceration and Immigration
                                 Miranda Sheffield – Black Lives Matter
                                 Dr. Leisy Abrego – Associate Professor in Chicana/o Studies at UCLA  

                        4.     Gentrification, Homelessness, and Displacement
                                 Mary Lee – Attorney, formerly Policy Link 

10:50 – 11:00 AM Break

11:00 – 12:30 PM Skill Development Breakout Sessions
                       1.     Attending Legislative Meetings and Lobbying
                                Andy Shrader – Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz

                       2.     Writing Letters of Support and Writing Emails to Legislators
                                Kassie Siegel – Director of Climate Law Institute, Center for Biological Diversity

                       3.     Organizing and Recruitment
                                Nourbese Flint – Policy Director for Black Women for Wellness

                       4.     Social Media Engagement
                                Maro Koussian and Eric Romann – Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling –Los Angeles & Physicians                                  for Social Responsibility—Los Angeles

12:30-12:50 PM Closing Keynote
                          Dr. Yasser Giron (UCI PRIME-LC)

12:50-1:00 PM Networking
                       All Speakers and Facilitators will be available to Network
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Raised by 13 people in 11 months
Created September 17, 2018
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