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In the Healthcare Struggle, Don't Forget Disabled People
-- Van Jones
Author Alaina Leary advises: “As a disabled person, the words “healthcare” alone can make me start to panic. Even in feminist circles, I’m always aware that my health care needs are far greater than most abled people’s, unless they happen to have a health emergency – and that many abled people are willing to leave me without access to adequate, affordable healthcare.
“If you’re working to advocate for a replacement for the ACA, make sure the work you’re doing includes disabled and chronically ill people, as well as other marginalized groups that struggle to get adequate healthcare access
"What is this idea that we can somehow change multiplication through division, that if we just have more split, one more single issue, one more organization to compete against the other one for the same small grant from the same people who don’t really get it in the first place, that we would somehow have a revolution?"
United Vision for Idaho, in partnership with the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, conducts online training programs to provide critical statewide capabilities to explore the "spiral of injustice" and to demonstrate how, unless interrupted, it can devolve through a sequence of language, avoidance, discrimination, violence and culminate in elimination.
As a statewide coalition of more than 40 organizations and more than 30,000 individuals, our diversity enables us to examine and consider both the root causes of systemic oppression and marginalization too many Idahoans face. Join us as we work together to identify and develop ways to overcome the causes of this discrimination, especially on behalf of those who are most vulnerable.
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and especially folks at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities.”
Read the full article in Everyday Feminism.
WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHERW
Heather Booth is one of the leading strategists for progressive issues and political campaign issues in the United States. She has been personally involved in activism and rights campaigns for more than half a century.
Heather Booth: Changing the World, the latest film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin, is an inspiring look the process of social change. The film traces Heather Booth's remarkable career from the height of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. Looking at Booth’s life, work and personal relationships with respected leaders such as Julian Bond and Senator Elizabeth Warren, the film explores the most pivotal moments in progressive movements that have altered our history over the past half-century.
The program will be presented Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5 p.m., beginning with a reception honoring Heather Booth, featuring remarks by Adrienne Evans, executive director of United Vision for Idaho, Aaron White, president of the Idaho AFL-CIO, and Senator Cherie-Buckner Webb (D-19, Boise). The reception will be held at Beside Bardenay, 612 W Grove St, , in the Basque Block.
Reservations for the 5 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. film screening, which are separate events, may be made by emailing Adrienne Evans. Tickets for the screening only are available here. The film screening will be at The Flicks Theatre, 646 W Fulton St, Boise,