Detroit Health Care and Organizing Center: Creating a New Model

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Wed, 06/23/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
UAW Building: Navigator
Full Description: 

What happens in Detroit after the US Social Forum? This workshop will launch a project to develop a free health care center in the city that will go beyond simply providing care to facilitating organizing for political and social change. Workshop participants will help create a model that can be replicated in other medically under-served communities. This model will not rely on financial support from foundations that make meaningful political organizing impossible. Under the current capitalist system in which health care is commodified, it cannot rely on government funding. Rather, we will devise strategies for acquiring necessary resources that would be applicable to other projects as well as to this. Activists who share this vision will bring their experiences together to realize the mantra, “Another Detroit is Happening” as we seek to create another US.

Organizer Name: 
Catherine Wilkerson
Organizer Email:
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
Washtenaw Reds
Capitalism in Crisis: tearing down poverty, building economic alternatives & a solidarity economy
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