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  2nd Annual South LA Health and Human Rights Conference  
 


HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE ADVANCES FROM DECLARATION TO ACTION!
Close to 1,000 people packed the Los Angeles Convention Center on International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2010, for the 2nd annual South Los Angeles Health and Human Rights Conference: From Declaration To Action. Following the conference, hundreds of participants boarded busses to demonstrate against the loss of health services at the former site of Orthopedic Hospital and its replacement by a luxury housing development. The conference held six workshops engaging the right to health; behavioral health; housing; education and employment; food sovereignty; and dignity and safety. Each workshop, building on the South LA Declaration of Health and Human Rights, developed a set of action steps to advance the South Los Angeles health and human rights agenda. In the weeks to follow, we will send a list of actions we will engage in together going forward to further this growing movement. Speakers at the conference included: Vice Minister of Health for the Republic of El Salvador, Dr. Violeta Menjivar; Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas; Dr. Bob Ross of the California Endowment; Howard Kahn of L.A. Care; Dave Regan, Executive Vice President of SEIU; and Deborah Burton of LA CAN. "The conference was an inspiration," stated Robert Duran, a community clinic patient who lived in South Los Angeles. "I am excited to take action in the months ahead to advance the movement for health and human rights!" 2010 Conference Photos

2010 Convenors
St. John’s Well Child and Family Centers Community Health Councils
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
Los Angeles Community Action Network Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles (PSR-LA)
SAJE (Strategic Actions for a Just Economy)

Southside Coalition of Community Health Centers
South Bay Family Health Center
UMMA Community Clinic
 

Endorsers
Partners in Health
Physicians for a National Health Program - LA Chapter Doctors for Global Health Committee of Interns and Residents/ SEIU Healthcare National Economic and Social Rights Initiative National Physicians Alliance People's Health Movement - USA Urban Public Health Program at Charles Drew University
Paul Farmer Victor Sidel

Sponsors
St. John's Well Child and Family Centers

 

 

 

 


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