Movie Screening: The Waiting Room on Sun July 13 @5PM, Commons in Brooklyn

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Second screening of the movie series hosted by Flo Jo!

Sunday July 13, 5PM-8PM

At The Commons 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  (between Hoyt and Bond)

Subway: A/C/G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn or 2/3/4/5 to Nevins St

Free


“The Waiting Room” presents an ordinary day in an Oakland public hospital emergency room, from both the workers’ and patients’ perspectives. The film asks workers what they do on a daily basis to deal with the constant (over)flow of patients, and shows them in action as they redress and remedy endless ailments and afflictions, doing some of the most demanding work in our society: care work. Simultaneously, the film depicts patients, mostly uninsured and poor, as they navigate the hospital and insurance bureaucracies and struggle to survive and be healthy another day. Join us as we bear witness to these struggles, discuss how it applies to our own lives and situations, and develop some ideas about how to fight for a society with human care at the center, for workers and patients alike.

We will have a special introduction with a former employee of the hospital, who now works in the ED of a busy New York hospital, and as always, discussion and refreshments!

For more information on Florence Johnston Collective, check this blog or contact us at florencejohnstoncollective@gmail.com

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