CALENDAR – December 2017
Fri. Dec. 1, 6 to 8 p.m. – “Out of the Darkness: Annual World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil and March”; steps off from the NYC AIDS Memorial, Greenwich St. and 12th St., and concludes at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St. in Manhattan; hosted by the International AIDS Prevention Initiative/Global Quilt, with various co-sponsoring groups.
*Sat. Dec. 2, 12 noon to 2 p.m. – “Follow the Money: A March to Wall Street to Protest the Tax Giveaway Bill”; hosted by Strong Economy for All, with various co-sponsoring groups; march forms up in Foley Sq. and ends with a rally at the NY Stock Exchange at Broad and Wall Streets in Manhattan featuring various public official and labor and community leaders; more info at www.strongforall.org
Mon. Dec. 4 and Tues. Dec. 5 – “Storm the Capitol: Kill the Tax Scam Bill”; grassroots activists from across the country converge on Washington DC to voice their outrage over the tax giveaway bills in Congress; sponsored by the Center for Popular Democracy and Housing Works; gather at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 Eye St., SW at 10 a.m. on Monday; free travel and accommodations available as needed; buses to and from NYC each day; more info at bit.ly/stormDC
*Mon. Dec. 4, 6 to 8 p.m. – “2017 Annual Health Care Justice Leadership Gala”; fundraiser for Metro New York Health Care for All; honorees include Rep. Nydia Velazquez, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, NY-11 for Health Care, and Housing Works; keynote speaker Tim Foley (SEIU); at District Council 1707 AFSCME, 420 West 45th Street in Manhattan; more info at http://www.metrohealthcare.net/ny-universal-health-care-advocates-and-activist-to-gather-for-2017-annual-health-care-justice-leadership-gala/
Mon. Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. – Monthly meeting of Commission on the Public’s Health System; agenda items and possible guest speaker(s) TBA; at 110 William St., 4th fl. In Manhattan; more info at 646-325-5317.
*Tues. Dec. 5, 12 noon – “Do it Again, Dan!”; A Solidarity and Recommitment Rally against the tax giveaway bill in Congress; outside the Staten Island District Office of Rep. Dan Donovan, 265 New Dorp Lane, sponsored by NY-11 for Health Care; more info at 646-527-6612.
Thurs. Dec. 7, 6 to 9 p.m. – 2017 Progressive Leadership Awards Gala; fundraiser for Citizen Action of New York; Mujahid Farid (Release Aging People in Prison Campaign), NYS Nurses Assoc., Make the Road NY, Angela Rye (Empowermenteur); at District Council 1707 AFSCME, 420 West 45th Street in Manhattan; more info at www.citizenactionny.org
Mon. Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – “Population Health Summit 2017: How Far Have We Come, and What Lies Ahead”; sponsored by the NYS Health Foundation, NY Academy of Medicine, NYU Langone Health, and the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Health; various guest speakers and panelists; at the NY Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan; RSVPs and more info at www.nyshealth.org
Wed. Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – NYS Assembly Public Hearing on Immigrant Health; at 250 Broadway, Room 1923 in Manhattan; RSVPs and more info 518-455-4371
*Wed. Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. – “Health Care on the Air: Health Care and the Tax Giveaway Bill”; guest(s) TBA; broadcast in Manhattan over cable channels Ch. 67 (Spectrum), Ch. 85 (RCN), Ch. 36 (FiOS), or live at www.mnn.org; stream live post-broadcast at www.metrohealthcare.net/video/