American Hospitals Returns to Santa Fe

Good news! On October 22 at 2 PM there is going to be a second (free) screening in Santa Fe of American Hospitals, Healing a Broken System at the First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant Ave, Santa Fe.

This powerful sixty-minute documentary explores the growing trend of hospitals as
money-making businesses. It reveals why health prices are soaring, the dangers of
consolidations and the negative impact of these developments on patients and health
professionals. This one-hour film is starting conversations all over the country, and in several areas of New Mexican where it has been shown.

After the film, join a discussion moderated by Santa Fe NAACP President Simesha
McEachern, EdD, and featuring Mary Feldblum, PhD, Director of the Health Security for
New Mexicans Campaign, and local health professionals.

Come see this important film. Learn what is happening in Santa Fe and throughout
New Mexico, and find out what we can do about it. There are solutions!

White Supremacy Characteristics

Please plan to attend, and invite others to this very informative 2 part event on Sunday October 22 and 29th 2023 9:45 AM at First Presbyterian Church 208 Grant St. Santa Fe NM.  Also available on Zoom. The link is below.

What are the characteristics of white supremacy culture? Do we see them around us? At our church? In two October classes, Dr. Simesha McEachern will help us understand those unchosen and damaging characteristics that show up in our culture that are hard for us to see.

Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the same time can be so very difficult to name or identify. The characteristics she will share with us are damaging because they are used as norms and standards without being proactively named or chosen by the group. They are damaging because they promote white supremacy thinking. Because we all live in a white supremacy culture, these characteristics show up at some point in the attitudes and behaviors of all of us–people of color and white people. Therefore, these attitudes and behaviors can show up in any group or organization, whether it is white-led or predominantly white or people of color-led or predominantly people of color.

This enlightening class will help us better understand our own culture and ourselves, and offer some cultural alternatives that we might just like a lot better.

Join us at 9:45am in McFarland Chapel or on Zoom.

Dr. Simesha McEachern is the Associate Director of Children Services at Presbyterian Medical Services, and also the president of our local NAACP. Some of you will remember that Dr. McEachern delivered the message to us on January 1, 2023, Emancipation Day.