Takeover explores the twelve historic hours on July 14, 1970, in which fifty members of the Young Lords Party stormed the dilapidated Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx, drove out their administrative staff, barricaded entrances and windows, and made their cries for decent healthcare known to the world. They raised the Puerto Rican flag atop the building, as well as a banner reading “The People’s Hospital” - a nom de guerre still used today. Through archival footage, seamless reenactments, and modern-day interviews, we follow the Young Lords’ resistance against institutions curated by wealth and white supremacy, and their fight for the most basic of human rights: the right to accessible, quality healthcare. 
The Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the David Geffen School of Medicine will host a virtual film screening of Takeover
Immediately following the film screening, there will be a panel discussion with film director Emma Francis-Snyder; Young Lords Party members Cleo Silvers and Mickey Melendez; and several UCLA Health affiliates.
Can't make the first half of the event? Watch the film in advance and attend the panel discussion beginning at 12:15 p.m.

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  • Jeronimo Maradiaga
  • Isadora Avendano
  • Karina Maravelias

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