Power to Heal

PRESENTED BY: Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies
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7:00 PM, Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: Beacon Hill (click for map)

“Power to Heal” takes place during the Civil Rights Movement but focuses on a topic rarely discussed: segregation in institutions of medicine. People were dying because African-Americans were refused admission into many hospitals in the U.S., even in case of emergencies, and they were unequally served in institutions that did serve African-Americans.

Medicare, the new federal program, was an opportunity to use federal funds to face inequalities in healthcare. With the introduction of Medicare, civil rights activists were able to join the federal government in working together to desegregate hospitals.

Special Guests: We are honored to have Lembhard G. Howell as our guest for the evening. Howell is a prominent Seattle attorney practicing in Seattle since 1966. His career has been dedicated to seeking justice for individuals who have been injured and unfairly treated. Howell was the first African American to serve on the board of governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers. In 1984 he was elected chairman of the Washington State Delegation to the Democratic National Convention. He has also argued cases in the Washington Supreme Court and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court.

Sponsors: Beacon Arts; Joe and Jill McKinstry; Bar del Corso; and 4Culture

Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 56 minutes

Director: Charles Burnett & Daniel Loewenthal

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