Call to action against Israeli medical and vaccine apartheid. March 31

Event Dates: 
03/31/21
As a co-sponsor of this event, MRSCP invites you to join us on Wednesday 3/31, 11 am CT for a conversation and call to action against Israeli medical and vaccine apartheid.

The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated existing medical inequalities around the world, including Palestine and the U.S. 

While vaccines are a symbol of hope and optimism, we see how their distribution continues to be reflective of racist and settler colonial dynamics around the access to healthcare.

Israel - an occupying power with a legal obligation to provide for the welfare of those it occupies, including their medical needs - continues to be praised for its swift vaccine rollout, while hospitals in the West Bank are beyond 100% capacity, and Israel continues to deny life-saving vaccines to the majority of Palestinians under military occupation in the West Bank and Gaza.

Meanwhile, in the US, Indigenous, Black, and brown communities have been disproportionately impacted by the virus, but are receiving vaccinations at a much lower rate than white Americans.

Join health experts, doctors from Palestine and advocates as we call on Congress to take decisive action to end medical apartheid, and push forward in the fight for equitable healthcare access.

 

REGISTER at http://bit.ly/UStoPalestine

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