“Health Care is a right, not a privilege: Stories of health care injustice, resolution and solution” is the topic of a free panel discussion at 6 p.m. Oct.6 at Midwood International and Cultural Center, 1817 Central Ave. Moderators will be Karen Bean, chair of Close the Gap NC Campaign, and Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe, chair of Health Care Justice-NC, which advocates for a single-payer health care system.
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A group of Charlotte-area photographers and makeup artists will offer “A Day of Beauty for Survivors,” 2-7 p.m. Oct. 8, New Life Baptist Church, 1281 Biscayne Drive, Concord. Details: www.beautyintheeyesofthebeholder.org, 980-277-4501.
Dwight Hollier, a counselor and vice president of clinical and wellness services for the National Football League, will be the keynote speaker at the second annual World Mental Health Day event in Charlotte from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Wellness Center at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 1073 Providence Road.
Details: 704-807-3267 or 704-927-1284. Sponsors are the National Alliance for Mental Illness and Strategic Behavioral Health Charlotte.
Doctors, nurses and other health care providers are the focus of a series of free “Spiritual Wellness” programs sponsored by Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road. All programs are at 7 p.m. Dates, speakers and topics:
▪ Oct. 10, Nicole Greer, a life and business coach, “Receiving Peace Throughout The Day – Avoiding Caregiver Burnout.”
▪ Oct. 17, Dr. Warren Kinghorn of Duke Divinity School and Duke University School of Medicine, “Practicing Christian Ethics In Health Care.”
▪ Oct. 24, Dr. Ray Barfield, also from Duke, “Standing In Hope Amidst Suffering.”