Vancouver stand-up comic, author, voiceover actor and member of the St. Brigid's community here in the Diocese of New Westminster is inviting all in the diocese to attend the May-Long Fundraiser.
Here is Charlie's message:
Hello everyone! Canadians across the country are holding out hope that we are heading into the final months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether that's true in this country depends partly on whether we can stay the course of public health orders just a little while longer, & whether that's true globally depends on an aggressive commitment to global vaccine equity & quality of care around the world. So this May Long Weekend, while we spend hopefully just one more holiday close to home & away from the crowds, SIX OF CANADA'S FUNNIEST COMEDIANS are giving you a great reason to stay inside, all while RAISING MONEY TO HELP ADDRESS GLOBAL HEALTH CARE INEQUALITY!
Since its beginnings in the late 1980s, the work of Dr. Paul Farmer and PARTNERS IN HEALTH has been synonymous with solidarity-based health care in the world's most plundered regions. I haven't seen it yet, but there's even a (one assumes) tigerless Netflix documentary about Partners in Health called 'Bending the Arc'! PIH engages with local communities, addressing health care needs AS WELL AS the historical & political conditions which exacerbate them. PIH has been working hard to mitigate the worst of the coronavirus crisis in hard-hit areas around the world; they are also fighting for the vital TRIPS waiver to ensure that intellectual property rights aren't prioritized over the lives of millions of the global poor as they wait for vaccine relief.
COME SHARE AN EVENING OF ONLINE STAND-UP COMEDY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE IMPORTANT WORK OF PARTNERS IN HEALTH-CANADA! STAY IN ON MAY LONG WEEKEND & HELP END THE PANDEMIC AT HOME & ABROAD!