Happy Dr King Day!
Last Thursday, Jan 14th 2021, the Coalition and our allies, more than 200 of us, turned out on Zoom to listen to Mount Sinai obfuscate and filibuster especially, around the issue of their patients loitering after receiving treatment. In spite of Mount Sinai’s less than forthright engagement with the community,
it’s important to note that that we learned of one significant win: they changed their minds about putting addiction services in their new 158 W 124th Street building.
While this does not square with their insistence that CARES (a program for high school students with behavioral health and substance abuse issues) will also be located in this new facility, we are celebrating Mount Sinai’s reversal after two and a half years of protesting and organizing. Although, this is not the complete abandonment we want, it is a victory to be celebrated nonetheless!
We will not stop here.
Next, we will take our momentum on to the Manhattan District Attorney Candidate Forum (DA Forum) on Thursday, February 4th , 7 PM.
The theme of the forum is Harlem’s Fair Share. Click on the flyer above to register and get more info.
We will end this with a quote from MLK: