Summer Conference: Organizing for Healthcare Justice in California
Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 4:00 PM (PDT)
Hosted by the California Health Professional Student Alliance - UCLA Chapter
Tickets: Each ticket is the same. Attendees may choose the ticket based on the price they would like to pay for the conference from free to donation of your choice. Ticket sales will end the day before the conference, but tickets may be bought at the door.
Who should attend: This conference is for all who are interested in learning more about single payer, the Campaign for a Healthy California and its membership and the movement for just healthcare in California. It is geared towards both newly interested community members and activists, leaders and representatives from new organizations, as well as Campaign for a Healthy California (CHC) regional coordinators, representatives and leaders from the various CHC member organizations.
Conference goals: Saturday is specifically intended to give new activists and interested organizational representatives more information about single payer and the CHC. Sunday is focused on giving activists the various tools they need to build their regional coalitions and build the grassroots movement we need to win healthcare for ALL Californians. Everyone is encouraged to attend both days.
Workshops will cover topics such as media skills, coalition organizing strategies, creative actions, the basics and advanced details of Single Payer, and speakers trainings.
UCLA Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom
View Map of 2nd Floor here.
CONFERENCE AGENDA – SATURDAY
9:00 am – 10:00 am - Registration/Coffee/Tabling/Video Story Booth/Art Display
10:00 am – 10:30 am - Welcoming Remarks and Campaign Vision
Michael Lighty, California Nurses Association and National Nurses United
10:30 am – 11:00 am - The Power of the Grassroots to Win
Danny Lemos, Danny Lemos Creative
11:00 am – 11:10 am - Break
11:10 am – 12:30 pm - Workshops* (descriptions and locations below)
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm - Lunch/Tabling/Video Story Booth/Art Display
1:15pm - 1:25pm - How Money in Politics Makes Healthcare Unaffordable
Mary Beth Fielder, United Republic
1:30 pm – 2:50 pm - Repeat Workshops* (descriptions and locations below)
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm - Break
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm - Campaign Questions and Comments
Andrew McGuire, California OneCare
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm - Keynote: Winning the Single Payer Movement in California
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm - After Party!!: The Glendon Bar and Kitchen Mezzanine, Light Refreshments Served, 1071 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles, Ca (See More Info Below)
· “Improved Medicare for All” for Beginners (Part A) – Learn what a single payer system is, how a single payer system works, and how it is different from the Affordable Care Act. Shannon Miller and Bart Woolery, Health Care for All California – Location: Kerkoff Hall Rm 135
· “Improved Medicare for All” for Intermediate/Advanced (Part B) – Learn about advanced topics in single payer and the Affordable Care Act. Hear analysis of the recent court decision. Dr. Jeoff Gordon, Physicians for a National Health Program – Location:Kerkoff Hall Rm 152
· How to Answer the 10 Most Asked Questions About Single Payer - Don Bechler, Single Payer Now – Location: Kerkoff Hall Rm 131
· Labor Campaign for Single Payer: Discuss the challenges and opportunities involved in working with organized labor toward the goal of obtaining Universal Health Care coverage for ALL Americans. Reg Clarke and Matthew Kogan, Labor United for Universal Health Care – Location: Kerkoff Hall Rm 133
· How to Talk to the Media: Learn how to make sure YOUR message gets across, plus insights into press releases and media strategies: Liz Jacobs, California Nurses Association – Location: Kerkoff Hall Rm 417
CONFERENCE AGENDA - SUNDAY
9:00 am – 9:30 am - Registration/Coffee/Tabling/Video Story Booth/Art Display
9:30 am – 9:45 am - Welcoming Remarks
Donna Smith, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United
9:45 am – 11:00 am - Strategy Discussion Panel: Learning from other Single Payer Campaigns: Campaign for a Healthy California Steering Committee Members: Bill Skeen, DeAnn McEwen, Don Bechler, Moderator: Donna Smith
11:00 am – 11:10 am - Break
11:10 am – 12:30pm - Workshops** (descriptions and locations below)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm - Lunch/Tabling/Video Story Booth/Art Display
(Regional Coordinators please join Dan Hodges for a private lunch meeting)
1:30 pm – 2:50 pm - Repeat Workshops** (descriptions and locations below)
2:50 pm – 3:30 pm - Regional Committee Report Backs
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm - Closing Plenary
Hene Kelly, California Alliance of Retired Americans
· Single Payer Legislative Advocacy Training – Get tips for a successful single-payer legislative visit. Helen Hutchison, League of Women Voters – Location: Kerkoff Hall Rm 135
· Panel Discussion: Outreach programs, actions and creative ideas for building the single-payer movement – Learn how other organizations and movements have been successful and hear their ideas for the single payer movement. Luis South, South of LA, Sabina Virgo, a founder of AFSCME, and Alberto Saavedra, IT Specialist, Moderator: Georgia Brewer of the Campaign for a Healthy California Los Angeles Region – Location: Kerkoff Hall Rm 131
· Organizing & Outreach Workshop – Learn how to build a movement one organization at a time. Gerry Daley, California Nurses Association and National Nurses United – Location: Kerkoff Hall Rm 133
· Mini Speakers Training – Learn how to develop content and frame the message according to the audience – then practice it! Molly Tavella, Physicians for a National Health Program California – Location: Kerkoff Hall Rm 417
· Panel: Building a Health Justice Movement in Diverse Communities – Discuss community organizing with Latino groups, the current state of health disparities, and the future of public health and minorities under a single payer system in California. Beatriz Sosa-Prado and Pablo Lopez, California Health Professional Student Alliance – Location: Kerkoff Hall Rm 152
Join us for the
Join the Campaign for a Healthy California for Happy Hour at
Appetizers will be served!
When: Saturday, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: The Glendon Bar and Kitchen in Westwood Village, Mezzanine Level
1071 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles
Parking: $4.00 with Validation at Neighboring Palazzo Westwood Village
Transportation Info: 15 Minute Walk, 5 Minute Drive from Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom
Shuttle Available (Reserved for injured, disabled, or others who cannot make the walk or drive. Announcements about shuttle specifics will be made on Saturday)
More information: www.glendonla.com
Public Transportation: Ackerman Loop, Metro - More Information
Driving Information: Access the UCLA campus from the 405 freeway. Exit either Sunset or Wilshire Blvd. Head east on Sunset Blvd. and enter at Westwood Plaza (north side of campus) or east on Wilshire to Westwood Blvd. (south side of campus). Note: The Wilshire Blvd OFF Ramp is closed from 405 N. According to the website, the OFF Ramp from 405 S should be unaffected. If you would like to enter campus on the Westwood side from 405 North, please take the Santa Monica Blvd (2) exit, continue straight onto Cotner Avenue, turn right onto Ohio Ave, then make a left onto Westwood Blvd. You may follow Westwood Blvd all the way onto UCLA campus.
If entering campus from Wilshire Blvd./Westwood Blvd. we recommend that you park in Parking Lot 6 (P6) and proceed to Ackerman Union. If entering campus from Sunset Blvd. we recommend that you park in Parking Lot 4 or 7 (P4 or P7) and proceed to Ackerman Union or Kerckhoff Hall.
Parking Information: Download the PDF Parking Map here
Parking is generally $11.00 per day. You may buy your permit at any of the information booths marked with an "i" on the map. Some parking lots also have self-serve ticket booths.
Hotel and Lodging Information:
For inquires about being hosted at someone's home, please email Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GET MORE INFORMATION
Download the flyer here.
Tickets are on a sliding scale. The suggested price of the ticket is $10 for one or both days of the conference, though you may choose to make a donation of any amount for your ticket, or attend for free.
Tickets are Non-Refundable
Tickets are available at the door
Ticket Price is not meant to be a barrier for attendees. Scholarships are available. Please contact the Campaign for more information.
Agenda is subject to change