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An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century


A conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Columbia University Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare & Equity


Friday, October 18, 2013, 
9:00 AM—4:30 PM (breakfast at 8:30 AM)
Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Dr., Manhattan

$20 Pre-registration, $25 at Door (includes breakfast & lunch)
$10 low-income, unemployed, students

To register for this event, please visit:

http://economicrights.eventbrite.com 

Click here for information on Directions and Parking

Co-sponsors:  Columbia University Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare & Equity; the Roosevelt Institute; The Nation, The National Jobs for All Coalition; Demos; Dollars & Sense; Workers Defense League; Modern Money Network; Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition; The Worker Institute at Cornell, ILR School; The Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, City University of New York (CUNY); and Union Theological Seminary

In 1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed an Economic Bill of Rights whose guarantees included employment at living wages, housing, medical care, education and old age security.  This conference will consider FDR’s proposal in light of subsequent history.  Have any of those rights originally proposed been achieved?  What are their interconnections?  How does FDR’s Bill of Rights need to be updated for the 21st Century?  How can we secure these rights in the present political climate?

Speakers:  The Honorable John Conyers (D-MI); David Woolner, Senior Fellow and Resident Hyde Park Historian, The Roosevelt InstitutePhilip HarveyProf. of Law and Economics, Rutgers University; William Quigley, Prof. of Law, Loyola University; Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Professor Emerita of Social Policy, Adelphi University; Sheila D. Collins, Professor Emerita of Political Science, William Paterson University; Helen Lachs Ginsburg, Professor Emerita of Economics, Brooklyn College, CUNY; Dean BakerCo-Director Center for Economic and Policy Research; Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, Milano Graduate School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, The New School;  Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher, The NationGary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary; ; Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy, California Nurses’ Association/National Nurses United; Chris Policano, Director of Communications, AFSCME.

Conference Welcome:  Robert Pollack, Director, Columbia University Seminars Program  Panel Chairs: June Zaccone, Assoc. Prof. Emerita of Economics, Hofstra University; Eduardo Rosario, Executive Board, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (NYC Chapter); Chuck Bell, Programs Director, Consumers Union; Logan Martinez, Outreach Coordinator, National Jobs for All Coalition   Concluding Remarks:  Peter Marcuse, Prof. Emeritus of Urban Planning, Columbia University, co-editor Cities for People, Not for Profit, and Searching for the Just City.

To view the Program for this event, click here

To register for this event, please visit:

http://economicrights.eventbrite.com

Click here for information on Directions and Parking

More information?   Please email us at:  economicbillofrights [at] yahoo.com

Web:  www.EconomicBillofRights.net

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