n+1’s Non-Boring Panel on Healthcare


Leave it to literary magazine n+1 to get interesting people together to talk about interesting things that are of interest right now. For example, in December they had Malcolm Gladwell and Christine Smallwood discussing Evangelicalism and the Contemporary Intellectual. A discussion on gentrification was held in January at the radical bookstore Bluestockings. And “post-isms” in the contemporary art world was the subject of a talk during the Armory Show earlier this month. In keeping with their taste for the expedient, n+1 is holding a panel on healthcare this Sunday 3/28, “Free Healthcare Now!: What Just Happened, and What We Need.”

What’s interesting is that while the panel of doctors and activists had been organized a while back, it’s been recontextualized post-haste to meet recent developments in healthcare reform. Or to put it in the words of the editors, “A week ago, this was intended to be n+1’s non-boring panel on why we need healthcare reform.”

Now in the wake of this historic legislation, up for discussion are topics like “What just happened?” “What went right and what went wrong?” And, “What comes next?”

Who better to answer these questions than Ethan Brackett, M.D. of Codman Square Health Center in Boston, Jason Opena Disterhoft of Amnesty International, Andy Ellner, M.D. of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston and Anja Rudiger of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative and the National Health Law Program.

Come join the debate! The panel will be held at the Theresa Lang Center, The New School, 55 w. 13th St., 2nd Fl. 2:00-4:00pm.

Rozalia Jovanovic is a founding editor of Gigantic, a magazine of short prose and art. She is the Deputy Editor of Flavorpill and has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Columbia University. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming from Unsaid, The Believer, Everyday Genius, Guernica, elimae, and Esquire.com. She blogs at The Astonishing Egg and is The Rumpus New York Editor. More from this author →