Press Release

Chinese Hospital Nurses to Hold Action to Protest Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Nurse holds sign "Racism is a public health crisis"

Registered nurses at Chinese Hospital will assemble and be available to media at Portsmouth Square in San Francisco to highlight the connection between racism and public health, announced California Nurses Association and National Nurses United, the nation’s largest nurses union representing 155,000 registered nurses across the country. The nearly 90 registered nurses at Chinese Hospital voted to join the union in August 2019 and are currently in negotiations for a first contract.

Who: Chinese Hospital registered nurses
What: Action and RN media availability to speak out against racism and health care disparities.
Where: Portsmouth Square, 745 Kearny Street, Chinatown, San Francisco
When: 4:30 p.m. PT, Monday, July 20