August Member Meeting: Mayors / Voting / Over 60 clinic / Eviction Defense / Nursing Homes

Hot topics:Mayoral candidate forum; Over 60 clinic; 100 years of Women Voting; Nursing home Accountability; Actions near and all over

Since we can’t safely gather in person right now, we are keeping the tradition alive by having virtual meetings monthly, and board meetings weekly.
Gray Panthers Zoom Meeting: 

Dial in:         +1 669 900 6833    Meeting ID: 510 842 6224 

PROGRAM August 26, 1:30-3:30 pm   1:30 PM - Opening & Greetings      +++ Welcoming new members/Remembering fallen friends
                        Opening: This month we celebrate 100 years of Voting Women!

1:30-2pm - Housing Crisis AND a Health Pandemic--- Who’s Looking out for Us?       Guest Speaker: LUCINDA BAZILE, MPH, Deputy Director of the LIFELONG MEDICAL SERVICES will share the history, growth, advocacy, and strategy of the Over Sixty Health Clinic in Berkeley. Started by Gray Panthers in early 1970s, inspired Black Panthers, now serving ten thousands of low-income seniors, persons with disabilities, families – housed and unhoused. How has Over 60 and Lifelong stayed true to their founding mission and vision?

 2PM  Gray Panther National Nursing Home Accountability Campaign Speaker: Art Persyko, SF Gray Panthers, NCGPN and Hand in Hand Thursday


Strawberry Creek Lodge Senior Housing – Marcia Kimball (Redwood Gardens)

National Alliance of HUD Tenants

NAACP – Afi Kambon, Secretary

2:30 EVICTION DEFENSE - speakers from 1921 Walnut Street and the People’s Park Defense Committee will share what’s happening and actions we can take. 

3-3:30PM   - BERKELEY MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM with Jesse Arreguin) --  Aidan Hill -- Wayne Hsuing -- Naomi Pete.  Click to read candidate statements.

3:30-4pm OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS and Social Time

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________________________________________________________________________________ 2020 GP Board Members - Angeles Gottheil, Betsy Morris (convenor), Carol Crooks, Gary Hicks, Gracie Jones, Helen Walsh Lisa Siragusa, Raines Cohen,  Robert Magarian, and Shereen Rahman.     

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August 26, 2020 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
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