Medicare for All Presentation at LOW

Retired Fredericksburg physician Jay Brock will speak to the Lake of the Woods Democratic Club Sept. 11 on the topic “Single-Payer Medicare for All? Liberal? Conservative? Actually It’s Both.”

Lake of the Woods Community Center, Classroom 2
September 11, 2019
1:30 p.m.

Brock, a native New Yorker, is past president of the Fredericksburg Area Medical Society and former chairman of the Department of Family Practice at Mary Washington Hospital. He retired from active medical practice in 2014. Everyone is welcome

Race: The Power of an Illusion

A three-part PBS documentary about race in society, science, and history.

Dates: Aug. 19, Aug. 26, Sept. 9
Time: 7:00 p.m. each evening
Location : Culpeper Baptist Church, Room 313
318 S. West Street, Culpeper
Sponsor: Piedmont Race Amity Alliance

This three-hour,  three-part documentary questions the very idea of race as biology. Scientists tell us that believing in biological races is no more sound than believing that the sun revolves around the earth. So if race is a biological myth, where did the idea come from? And why should it matter today? The series provides an eye-opening discussion tool to help people examine their beliefs about race, privilege, policy, and justice.

Episode I, “The Difference Between Us,” examines how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race.

Episode II, “The Story We Tell,” uncovers the roots of the race concept, including the 19th-century science that legitimated it and the hold it has gained over our minds.

Episode III, “The House We Live In,” focuses not on individual behaviors and attitudes but on how our institutions shape and create race, giving different groups vastly unequal life chances. (Excerpt from Culpeper Persisters e-mail.)

From Terry Anderson, OCDC Committee Chairman: “I used this documentary in my diversity classes at several major universities. It’s worth seeing all three parts, but each part can be viewed alone. … Much food for thought, and my students found it both interesting and informative.”

Tri-county Rally for Amy Laufer – Saturday, August 10

The Democratic Committees of Orange, Culpeper and Spotsylvania Counties, in conjunction with the Lake of the Woods Democratic Club, will host a rally in support of Amy Laufer for Virginia State Senate on Saturday, August 10 from 2:00 to 4:00. The event will take place in the Lake of the Woods Community Center, Marion Pronk Hall.   There will be a charge of $25.00 at the door. Anyone wishing to make an additional contribution to the Laufer campaign may do so.   Refreshments will be available.   Orange County Dems are requested to provide finger food.  Bring your friends, finger food and join in our common goal to elect a state senator
who will work for our community to find solutions and who ’embraces the mission and message of the Democratic Party that anyone, from any walk of life, should have a fair shot at the American Dream.’

Amy will be introduced by Virginia’s 7th District Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger.

If you can, please arrive at 1:00 to help with setup.