JUNE 7-9: Left Forum + Healthcare Panels

The Left Forum hits town this weekend! June 7-9th at Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, NYC

There are going to be a number of great panels discussing issues all across the board. Below is a list of Healthcare related panels.

See the full list here. Ticket info here.

SATURDAY 10:00am – 11:50am

Session: Session 1




Session 1 W511 Environmental Genocide: Politics and Public Health
Dr. Margaret Flowers Secretary of Health for the Green Shadow CabinetMarsha Coleman-Adebayo Green Shadow Cabinet

Walter Tsou Physicians for a National Health Program

Rue Stevens Environmental Activist

SATURDAY – 12:00pm – 1:40pm

Session: Session 2




Session 2 W511 The Political Economy of US Healthcare, the Medical Industrial Complex and the Affordable Care Act.Robert Chernomas Chair, University of Manitoba

Robert Kemp Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Louisiana

Matt Anderson co-editor of the online journal Social Medicine.

Francesca Lo Basso National Nurses United

SATURDAY – 3:40pm – 5:20pm
Session: Session 3




Session 3 W511 Organizing for Health Care Justice in the Age of Austerity and the Affordable Care Act
Ben Day of Healthcare-NOW!Mark Dudzic of Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care

Dr Deb Richter of Vermont Health Care for All

PNHP NY-Metro’s Martha Livingston, Ebiere Okah, Len Rodberg, & Laurie Wen

SATURDAY – 5:30pm – 7:10pm

Session: Session 4




Session 4 W604 The Domino Effect: Growing the Healthcare Is a Human Right Movement, One State after AnotherAnja Rudiger of National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)

James Haslam of the Vermont Workers’ Center

Sergio Espana of United Workers

Jennie Perkl of Maine people’s Alliance

Download Flyer here

Session 4 W511 Ecological Crisis and the Catastrophe of Environmental Illness

Benjamin Barson Chair, Scientific Soul Sessions

Linda Thompson Co Chair Green Party of Connecticut

Dr. Margaret Flowers Secretary of Health for the Green Shadow Cabinet

Cecile Lawrence Green Party, New Yorkers Against Fracking

Zoltan Vaci GeoCleanse International

SUNDAY – 10:00am – 11:50am

Session: Session 5




Session 5 W511 Health Care Struggles in Embattled Communities Matt Anderson Department of Family & Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center

Robb Burlage Community & Labor Health Study Group

Shepard P. McDaniel The Peoples Survival Program

Cleo Silvers Selikoff Center, Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Alondra Nelson Department of Sociology, Columbia University

Joaquin Morante Occupy Sandy Medical Relief

Toni Lewis Healthcare Division, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Johanna Fernandez Departments of History & Political Science, Baruch College/City University of New York (CUNY)

SUNDAY – 3:00pm – 4:50am

Session: Session 7




Session 7 W511 No More Budget Cuts on Our Backs! Fight Back with a Robin Hood Tax!Jennifer Flynn Chair, Health GAP and U.S. Robin Hood Tax Campaign

Francesca LoBasso National Nurses United

Amanda Devecka-Ranier National People’s Action


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