RSFH, MUSC present Marching Toward Health Equity & Social Justice Symposium

Although the Civil Rights Act was signed by President Johnson in 1968, life the following year was still difficult across the country.

This was particularly true in urban areas in the North and many areas in the South.  In Charleston, issues of race, class and equity culminated into what is now known as the 1969 Charleston State Hospital Strike (presently the Medical University of South Carolina).

The strike was a pivotal event in the civil rights history of South Carolina. The impetus for the strike, which was led by Mary Moultrie, a nurse working at the hospital, was also based on patient safety.

This is the 50th year since the strike.  Since then, what has the healthcare community learned regarding health equity and social justice for vulnerable populations?

Check in is at 7 a.m. and the program begins at 8 a.m.

This is one of numerous events RSFH will sponsor as part of Diversity and Inclusion month. Read more about the others here. 

Our Roper St. Francis Healthcare Choir will be be practicing Thursday, April 11 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and/or Friday, April 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Roper Hospital Irene Dixon Auditorium. Please call (843) 789-1760 to register.

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