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College Hosts Community Conversation with New York State Senator and Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Gustavo Rivera

Event series, “Creating Community Through Conversation,” featuring discussions with government officials on hot-button issues is free and open to the public

Date: September 15, 2020
New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera
New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera
Media Contact:

Jennifer Riekert, M.B.A.
Vice President of Communications
New York Medical College
(914) 594-4552

WHEN:  Thursday, September 17, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    

WHERE:  Live streamed via Zoom and Facebook Live. Register here.

This event is the second in the newly established series, “Creating Community Through Conversation,” which invites government officials to a public-facing discussion on topics of interest to the community. Ira J. Bedzow, Ph. D., director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program and UNESCO Chair of Bioethics at NYMC, will have a discussion with New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera of the 33rd Senate District and Chair of the Senate Committee on Health on various issues, such as reimagining health care delivery in the state of New York; checks and balances in the New York State budget; and criminal justice and social reform.

“I look forward to engaging in a thoughtful conversation with Dr. Ira Bedzow," said State Senator Gustavo Rivera. "This year has been profoundly challenging on many fronts, from an unprecedented public health crisis to massive protests due to police violence against Black Americans, so it is critical that we engage in meaningful dialogue that leads to policy and progress for our most vulnerable communities.” 

“After an informative and engaging first conversation, I look forward to engaging in conversation with State Senator Gustavo Rivera,” said Dr. Bedzow. “Senator Rivera is a passionate public servant who is deeply knowledgeable about healthcare and other issues of importance for all New Yorkers.”

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