Over 125 people turned up for Thursday night's planning meeting at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in the
The meeting, chaired by Civil Rights Attorney Yetta Kurland, discussed various approaches to our demand for a new village hospital.
Here's a video of Ms. Kurland explaining the state of the legal challenges:
At this point, we were joined briefly by Julie Menin, Chair of Community Board One. Ms. Menin discussed the joint taskforce of Community Boards 1, 2, 3 and 4 on health care – and committed to work towards a hospital for the lower
Here she is discussing the role these hospitals play in the event of a homeland security emergency.
After these introductory presentations, the bulk of the meeting was composed of community ideas on how to fight back. Some of the consensus ideas were:
- A campaign of Street Actions at the site of old
St. Vincent's (more on this soon)
- Work with the Community Boards to help keep the
St. Vincent's site designated for hospital use.
- Outreach to elected officials
- Art and Culture installations
- A complaint to the Attorney General's office was circulated.
Things are developing very quickly, so watch this space...