Immigrants, Health Care Reform, and Reproductive Justice: A Community Discussion

When: December 3, 2009 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Wing Luke Asian Museum, 719 South King Street, Seattle
What: Please join members of the Northwest Reproductive Justice Collaborative and other community leaders for a panel presentation and community discussion about immigrants’ access to health care.   With the recent passage of health care legislation in the House of Representatives and the Senate considering its own version, historic health care reform is imminent.  But many immigrants have been targeted for total exclusion from reform, and, tellingly, opposition to care for immigrants has been linked with opposition to women’s access to reproductive health care. Immigrant access to health care is critical to achieving true health care reform, not only as an issue of basic human rights, but also as a barometer of our country’s vision of social justice.  Come to learn more about the current policy debate, short and long-term organizing, and the advocacy efforts surrounding this important issue.
This event is hosted by the Northwest Reproductive Justice Collaborative. The Collaborative is currently working to consider, reframe, and then promote laws and policies that support reproductive justice, particularly in the areas of sex education, birthing & parenting in prison, and in immigrant communities’ access to health care.

To register: Contact Laurie Carlsson, or 206-682-9552.  Include your name, contact information, and whether you will need interpretation.

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