EVENTS June 2021

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Online Presentation on Memorial Day: A Day of Mourning for Veterans

As part of May is Mental Health Month, NAMI Minnesota will hold a free online workshop on Wednesday, May 26, from 11:00-Noon called Memorial Day: A Day of Mourning for Veterans.  Learn about the grief and loss that veterans feel on Memorial Day as well as what steps people can take to support veterans who are experiencing PTSD, anxiety and depression. The presenter will be Julia Pawlenty, MSW, LICSW, who works in the VA’s Suicide Prevention Program and facilitates the VA’s Grief/Loss group. To register for this presentation, click on “Classes” at namimn.org.  For more information, call NAMI Minnesota at 651-645-2948.

Beer, Bagel, & Bible: Gather in a friendly circle on the front
lawn of Epworth UMC at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the
month. People of all faiths -- or no faith - are welcome to share your own thoughts and ideas.Bring your beverage and eats of choice. Masks and distancing required. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. For more info about current scriptures being discussed, ask to join the Facebook
group https://www.facebook.com/groups/848155895367246 or call 612-
722-0232.

Weed & Water Wednesday: Kids 0 to 8 and their caring adults are
invited  from 9:30-11:30 am every Wednesday, June 9 - Aug. 7.
Enjoy crafts, snack, stories, and play, while helping tend to the Epworth
Garden. FREE. Epworth UMC, 3207 37th Ave S. For more information, go to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/epworthwww or call 612-722-0232.

Evening with Wendell Potter June 22

On June 22, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., Health Care for All Minnesota (HCAMN) will be hosting an information session with Wendell Potter, New York Times bestselling author, advocate for health insurance payment reform and founder of The Center for Health and Democracy, which serves as a counter to corporations, lobbyists and others who spread disinformation or exert undue political influence on the policy-making process.

The Tuesday evening conversation, done in partnership with the Center for Health and Democracy and Physician for a National Health Plan Minnesota, is titled: Now More Than Ever - Time to End the Corporate Control of Our Health Care System. It will focus on Mr. Potter's decades of experience working within the insurance industry and his crisis of conscience that led him to step out of the industry and advocate for major reforms to our insurance system. Mr. Potter will focus on the way in which the health insurance industry answers to Wall Street rather than the American people.

Health Care for All Minnesota is dedicated to promoting affordable high-quality healthcare for every Minnesotan through advocacy, education and community organizing. The nonprofit hosts monthly virtual education sessions and works with legislators and other organizations to build consensus around a health care model that centers the needs of the people first.

To learn more about the work HCAMN is doing or to donate to the organization, you can visit www.HCA-MN.org.

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