A Forum: The Safety Net, Sequestration and Austerity Politics

Event Date: 
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
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Dean Baker

The PSC Social Safety Net working group is pleased to invite you to our second conference which will take place on April 8, 2013 at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. As the title above indicates, the focus of this event is the impact that sequestration may have on social safety net programs - Social Security, Medicare, pensions and the full range of programs that we have fought for and earned and that many retirees, children and low-income people depend upon. Featured speakers include Dean Baker of the Center for Economic Policy and Research, James Parrott of the Fiscal Policy Institute, Frances Fox Piven of the CUNY Graduate Center and Michael Zweig of SUNY Stony Brook and US Labor Against the War. They will analyze and speak to the current climate of austerity and what we can do to combat it.

1936 Social Security poster from Labor Arts www.laborarts.org

In addition, Labor Arts has organized a special visual presentation about the history of the safety net. Joining us as co-sponsors (list in formation) are the No Grand Bargain Coalition, the New York Alliance for Retired Americans and The New York City Managerial Employees Association. We begin at 5:30 with light refreshments; the program starts immediately at 6:00 with a wrap up by 9:00.

Washington politicos can only deny us what we have a right to, if we let them.

April 8, 2013, 6:00-9:00
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Richard Harris Terrace
199 Chambers Street, Manhattan

Subway directions: 1,2,3, A & C to Chambers St.; E to WTC; R to City Hall; 6 to Brooklyn Bridge.

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199 Chambers Street (between Greenwich and West Streets)
Borough of Manhattan Community College
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