For those of you who don't know me, I'm Anne O'Connor, your AMSA
national Culture of Medicine Policy Coordinator and 3rd-year student
at the U of M med school. I wanted to make you aware of some health
care events that are going on surrounding the Republican National
Convention in St. Paul this week. This is a great way to get involved
and meet other people who share your passion for healthcare justice.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 9/2) is the March For Our Lives, supporting health
care for all, brought to you by the Poor People’s Economic Human
Rights Campaign. It would be great to have some white coats out there!
It all kicks off at 4pm Mears Park, Saint Paul. For more information,
visit Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign website, www.economichumanrights.org
. We're going to coordinate rides from campus, so contact me if you
need a ride, or if you're planning on driving and have space in your
Wednesday, 9/3 at 12:15pm I will be speaking at the open forum stage
as part of a larger discussion of citizenship and advocacy. It's going
to be a 15 minute brief on health economics and how we can apply some
simple rules to make sense of the health care debate. I can promise
that it will be informative and useful - I'm hoping it will be
interesting as well. I'm pretty much petrified, so having some U of M
support out there would be fantastic! The stage is set up on the
corner of W 7th St and W 6th St, right across from the Excel. A map is
attached (see pink area).
Every day of the convention (9/1 - 9/4) medical students will be
staffing street medicine clinics for delegates and activists. Even if
you missed the training last Thursday, you can still get involved.
Contact Hannah Shacter ([log in to unmask]) if you're interested.
Hope to see you this week at the convention!
University of Minnesota Medical School MS3
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