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|Free Medic Training For The People|
|Date||Saturday May 12|
|Time||1:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
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|Arroyo Viejo Park located at 7701 Krause Street in East Oakland (near Bancroft and 77th street)|
|Organizer/Author||People's Community Medics|
|PeoplesCommunityMedics [at] gmail.com|
Free Training in Basic First Aid for Seizures, gun shot wounds and bleeding traumas. SPEAKOUT, free first aid packets and free food - nourishment for your mind and body.Added to the calendar on Wednesday May 2nd, 2012 12:38 PM
FREE MEDIC TRAINING FOR THE PEOPLE
This project was partially inspired by the revelations of an Oakland Paramedic investigator who blew the whistle on the denial of immediate medical treatment for Oscar Grant at the Fruitvale BART station.
Oscar, like many victims of police violence, did not receive immediate medical treatment after he was shot by BART police. While Oscar’s friends on the platform were demanding that the police call 911, BART police officer Tony Pirone told them to “shut the fuck up” and refused to call 911 for over 20 minutes.
Unfortunately, this is a common story in low-income and communities of color--calling 911 does not guarantee an ambulance nor adequate health care when paramedics arrive. Because of this inequality, we have lost numerous loved ones unnecessarily. We know that 911 is a joke (as the rap group Public Enemy said so long ago) and that our people have been suffering from a lack of proper medical treatment.
The People’s Community Medics has launched a project to work with our community in taking what's most important into our hands – matters of our health and safety.
Please join us for a FREE event Saturday, May 12th at 1:00 pm at Arroyo Viejo Park located at 7701 Krause Street in East Oakland (near Bancroft and 77th street). The day will include invaluable:
EMERGENCY FIRST AID TRAINING & free first aid packets
SPEAKOUT - say what's on your mind and get involved!
Hope to see you there!
For more information call the People's Community Medics:
PeoplesCommunityMedics [at] gmail.com
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