Congressional Hearing on Healthcare for Artists

Congressional Hearing on HeathcareIn 2006, I (Acts of Art) joined forces with long standing activist and writer, Mae Jackson (Art Without Walls) and we pulled together this incredible public hearing.

A distinguished panel of witnesses (Screen Actors Guild, Musicians Union Local 802, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Latinos for National Health Insurance) from the healthcare field, artistic organizations and presided over by Congressman John Conyers (D-Michigan) and New York City Council Member Charles Barron (District 42, Brooklyn) listened as artists testified their specific healthcare struggles to a packed Brooklyn Borough Hall; and an often underrepresented community was heard.