July 17, 2018
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"HealthCare Remix" Roundtable on Reform


 Event Will Discuss Impact of Healthcare Reform 

on Individuals in Arts & Entertainment



SEIU, Lupus Foundation for America Greater Washington, & Future of Music Coalition to hold open discussion on how individuals in the arts & beyond can benefit from reform



WashingtonDC In 2005, J Dilla was an influential hip-hop producer and rising artist whose promising life was cut short by complications stemming from his battle with Lupus.  Without health insurance, the costs associated with his care reached triple digits. In the United States, 60% of uninsured Americans are self-employed or employed by a small business that does not offer health benefits. Please join us for a discussion on how healthcare reform can prevent the kind of financial stress and hardship the Yancey family has endured due to the high cost of medical treatment.



  • Mr. Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor, member of A Tribe Called Quest & Diabetes patient;

  • Ms. Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, J Dilla’s mother;

  • Dr. L Toni Lewis, President of Committee of Interns & Residents/SEIU;

  • Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus

What: Roundtable discussion about healthcare reform and its implications for individuals in the arts and beyond.

Where: SEIU International Headquarters, 

1800 Massachusetts AveWashingtonDC

When: Wednesday, July 8th 1 – 2 PM


To RSVP: Please RSVP to healthcareremix@gmail.com.


The event is planned in conjunction with the 4th Annual J Dilla Tribute & Fundraiser presented by SEIU, LFAGW & Hedrush Entertainment, hosted by Phife (ATCQ) & Grap Luva @ Liv Nightclub on Wednesday at 9 PM. Special guests include: J Dilla's mom, Ma Dukes Yancey, and his younger brother, Illa Jay. For questions or more information about the Tribute Event please call Elizabeth Muniot at 202.212.6760.


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