Peace & Health: Book Discussion with Charles Barber and Mark Masselli In-Person
In his book Peace & Health: how a group of Small-town activists and college students set out to change healthcare (a recounting the 50-year history of Middletown’s Community Health Center, Inc.), author Charles Barber tells the story of a 20-year-old Mark Masselli, who plants the flag for health equity in his hometown; the daughter of a sharecropper, Reba Moses, who made her way north during the great migration and becomes the North Star of the drive to transform health in the community; the son of a Jewish émigré and pharmacist, Gerry Weitzman, who breaks from his peers to support the cause; the musician and CHC board member, James Moody, Sr., who played in the big bands of the South in the 1930’s; and the Wesleyan student and future US Senator, John Hickenlooper, who helps buy the building so the free clinic would not be shut down permanently. Barber and Masselli will discuss inspiring stories from the book and the ways in which community advocacy can still achieve the seemingly impossible.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
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