An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century

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Event:
An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century
Date:
10/18/2013 9:00 am
Cost:
$10-$25
Category:
,
Updated:
07/09/2013
Venue:
Faculty House
Address:
64 Morningside Drive, New York, 10027

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

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?

TO REGISTER AND FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, please visit the CONFERENCE WEBSITE

Conference Cost

$25 regular admission
$10 unemployed, students, low-income
(includes breakfast & lunch)

Speakers 

The Honorable John Conyers
(D-MI)
David Woolner
Senior Fellow and Resident Hyde Park Historian, The Roosevelt Institute
Philip Harvey
Prof. 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 Baker
Co-Director Center for Economic and Policy Research
William Darity, Jr.
Professor of Public Policy, African and African-American Studies and Economics, Duke University
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Editor and Publisher, The Nation
Gary 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, The University Seminars, Columbia University

Panel Chairs  

June Zaccone
Assoc. Prof. Emerita of Economics, Hostra 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, the Jobs For All Campaign, and the Miami Valley Full Employment Council, President of Organize! Ohio.

Co-sponsors:  The Columbia University Seminar on Full Employment, Social Welfare, & Equity, The Roosevelt Institute, The Nation, The National Jobs for All Coalition, Demos