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Rebuilding Public Health from the Bottom Up as Pandemics Surge" with Dr. Howard Ehrman

When: Sunday, November 29, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street • Boston

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Since 1980 Public Health in the U.S. & most of the western world has suffered enormous cutbacks, privatization and balkanization. The U.S. has lost 100,000 local and state public health workers. Climate Change & Imperialist Destruction & Extraction of Natural Resources are accelerating the frequency and scope of Pandemics. Rebuilding Public Health is a necessity for human survival.

• Howard Ehrman, MD, MPH. He was the Chicago Dept. of Health Assistant Commissioner from 1985 until 1991; and the Will County Chief Medical Officer from 2013 until 2016; He was the assistant Professor University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine & School of Public Health.
Dr. Ehrman’s grandfather was of Middle Eastern descent and enslaved in Europe. He escaped and later taught Dr. Ehrman about farming. 
Dr. Ehrman inspired from the experiences of his father who was a UAW Member at the Chicago Ford Torrence Plant when members of the plant went on strike in 1952 later organized the Illinois State Mental Health Workers to join AFSCME. He also was the Community Organizer to support African Americans and Latinos fighting to become Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Bus Drivers. He Co-Founded and Organized the Rainbow Health Coalition and Health/Hospital Workers. Dr. Ehrman has organized and lent support to a host of organizations and boards throughout the U.S.  Currently he is Co-founder of Mi Villita Neighbors and Public Health Physician and Administrator at International Health: Palestinian Refugee Camps, Nicaragua, Cuba, Tanzania, Mexico.

music by Emma’s Revolution
Emma’s Revolution is the dynamic, award-winning activist duo of Pat Humphries & Sandy O, whose songs have been sung for the
Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near.

Due to Covid-19 Community Church of Boston is closed. This is an online event.

 
Community Church of Boston is located at 565 Boylston Street, 2nd fl., Boston, MA 02116
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