Event: Saturday, March 20, 2010 from 1:00 to 5:30pm
If you are planning to come, please bring your business cards and flyers/brochures about your services to put on display. Please also spend some time thinking about what sustainable health care means to you. We look forward to meeting you and putting our heads together! If you haven't already confirmed that you’re coming, please RSVP to the e-mail address at the bottom of this blog entry.
We invite your participation in discussion questions such as these:
• How can we impact the discussion of health care in our own community to include prevention and life style issues?
• How can we make sustainable healing modalities more available to ourselves and our neighbors?
• How do we promote communication and collaboration instead of competition between local healers?
• Given that our environment and bodies are intimately connected, what local environmental issues can we learn about and address?
We will be using open space technology to create a forum where all voices can be heard.
Ten years from now, health care in the Mar Vista/Venice area will be:
a. More bureaucratic, difficult to access, and expensive.
b. Brought to you by Big Pharma.
c. More toxic to ourselves and our environment.
d. More holistic and sustainable, an expression of healthy community.
If you answered or wanted to answer d., then join us in a conversation about what a local sustainable health care system might look like and what steps we might take to move in that direction.
Alternative health care is already happening in our areas in the following form: bicycling, gardening, growing healing herbs, acupuncture, homeopathy, massage, and many other healing modalities.
We want to raise awareness of what is here and map those community resources already available. Our purpose is to empower folks in Mar Vista and Venice to take responsibility for our health and well being through education and collaboration.