The League presents “Sick Around the World”, a healthcare video.
- Roseburg Public Library in the Ford Room
- 1409 Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg
- Tuesday, February 19th at 1:30PM to 3PM
Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs “fundamental” change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans?
FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand the health-care systems of other advanced capitalist democracies — UK, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Taiwan — to see what tried and tested ideas might help us reform our broken health-care system.
The video is 56 minutes long. There will be discussion following the video.
This meeting is free and open to the public.
There are activists in Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon. And they stood up for what they know is right!
Keep families together! We must continue to voice our outrage at what’s going on at the border to children and families. It’s not over yet.
The News-Review recapped the protest event that took place on Sat., June 30, 2018 here.
Brian Prawitz, Roseburg city councilor, spoke to League members at their annual meeting on May 15 at the Roseburg Country Club.
Brian’s talk is so pertinent to our situation throughout America that we thought we should share this with you. Brian struggles with the violence and division between Americans. He says we need to actually listen to each other and to try to understand each other. Here’s a link to his talk to the League on his business’s website — https://soundcloud.com/brian-prawitz/togetherness-without-tragedy-uvlwv, thanks to BP Media Solutions.
Brian encourages us to find ways to work together for the good of our community, despite our differences. He suggested that we each make an effort to seek out someone who is different than we are and get to know them, offer respect, and prepare to love them even if we disagree with them. Change starts with one-on-one relationships and good listening skills.
Also, Brian’s TED Talk “Togetherness Without Tragedy” can be viewed online at: http://www.tedxroseburg.com/2017/04/17/brian-prawitz/
Brian participates in the American Leadership Forum (ALF) where he has gotten to know a diverse group of Oregon leaders from urban and rural areas this year. He finds himself in the minority as a white, middle class, conservative man from a rural area and he is gaining new perspective. He is dismayed that some people in the group have told him they are afraid to come to Roseburg.
Brian mentioned a person who has impressed him with his Kindness Diaries (now on Netflix). The author is Leon Logothetis, and more can be learned about him here: http://www.leonlogothetis.com/. He drove around the world on his motorcycle with no money. When Brian asked him how to lessen division and create more harmony in our communities, he told Brian, “Be the change.”
Brian’s mission is similar to the League’s efforts called the Listening Project which was created in the wake of the October 1st, 2015 Umpqua Community College shooting tragedy. The project will continue this coming fall.
Check out the links above, and contact the League for more information.
Learn more about CASA of Douglas County — Court-appointed special advocates for Children
The need for CASA advocates is greater than ever. Their website says:
When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA. CASA volunteers are screened, highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system.
And you can become one.
CASA of Douglas County, Inc. provides valuable volunteer advocacy for abused children. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judges in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives.
Or there are other ways to be supportive and help kids.
See their web page that says you can also choose to do shorter-term projects, if you can’t commit to two-years as an advocate.
Or, you can Donate.
Please help. Contact them today.