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June  2017
  • Our Health Our Right: Growing Our Grassroots Power in Lewiston
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: June 3, 2017 - 12:00 pm
    Location: 208 Bates St, Lewiston, ME 04240, USA
    Description: SMWC's Lewiston Organizing Committee is hosting the next general meeting of the Healthcare is a Human Right campaign on June 3rd at Lewiston's St. Mary's Nutrition Center from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Join us and help to build a people power strong enough to transform this oppressive system!

    At this meeting we'll give an update about proposed Mainecare rule changes ( and an overview of how events in Washington inform and affect our campaign to secure healthcare as a human right here in Maine. We will also introduce SMWC's Lewiston base to our recently released report (Enough For All: A People's Report On Healthcare) and will use its findings to focus collective discussion on the healthcare challenges confronting Lewiston's diverse working class communities.

    Breakfast items, child care, and rides to and from the event will be available. Please contact to coordinate or for more information.
  • "Now Is The Time" Screening
    Starts: 5:30 pm
    Ends: June 6, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Description: HCHR Coalition Partner's Maine Allcare, a chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), is hosting a showing of “Now is the Time”; a movie about fighting for a national, single payer, Medicare type health care system for everyone in the US. This film documents the successes and struggles of the Health Care is a Human Right campaign of our sister organization the Vermont Workers' Center. SMWC will participate in a Q+A afterwards with the Maine Allcare organizers.

    Location: Rines Auditorium at Portland Public Library

    Additional Information: Doors open at 5:30, movie begins at 6:00.

    Cost: suggested donation of $5.00

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