[URPE] LEFT FORUM PANEL: The Great Depression & the Great Recession: What Can Occupy Learn from the New Deal?
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Sun Feb 5 21:15:58 MST 2012
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THE NATIONAL JOBS FOR ALL COALITION
Invites You to Our Panel at
The Left Forum, March 16-18 2012
Pace University, NYC
(exact date and time forthcoming)
The Great Depression and the Great Recession: What Can Occupy Learn From the
New Deal Response to Economic, Social and Environmental Crisis ?
While much has been made of the economic parallels between the Great
Depression and the current economic recession, there have been few attempts
to systematically examine these two periods in a more holistic way, with a
view to assessing both the positive and negative lessons to be gained for
the present period from an understanding of the last great crisis and the
policy responses that were chosen to meet it, as well as those that were
raised by popular movements but rejected by policy makers. As a contribution
to the thinking of the Occupy Movement this panel will examine those lessons
for three areas of our contemporary political life: social welfare; the
impact of social movements; and the environmental crisis. The sponsors of
this panel have been active in the Occupy Wall Street movement and are
editing a book which considers these lessons on an even more comprehensive
Chair: Chuck Bell
Vice Chair of the National Jobs for All Coalition, an organization working
for full employment and supporting legislation for direct federal job
creation. He is co-author of "Shared Prosperity: The Drive For Decent Work"
(2006). Chuck has 20 years of experience working in consumer and health care
advocacy, and community movements for jobs and economic justice.
Sheila D. Collins
Professor of Political Science Emerita, William Paterson University and
former Director of its graduate program in Public Policy and International
Affairs. Member, Global Ecological Integrity Group; International Advisory
Board, Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Studies. Author/co-author
of five books and numerous articles on social policy, the environment,
American politics and religion.
Gertrude S. Goldberg
Professor of Social Policy Emerita, Adelphi University School of Social Work
where she directed the Ph.D. program. Chair of the National Jobs for All
Coalition. Co-chair of the Columbia Seminar on Full Employment, Social
Welfare & Equity. Author/co-author and editor of six books and numerous book
chapters and articles on social policy and employment.
Professor Emerita of Social Policy, School of Social Work, Salem State
University (MA). Co-book review editor, J. Sociology & Social Welfare
(current). Publications include writing on social welfare history,
privatization, comparative social welfare, criminal injustice.
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