THE SAFETY NET, SEQUESTRATION AND AUSTERITY POLITICS
Where we are headed.
What we can do.
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, students 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.
In addition, LABOR ARTS has organized a special visual presentation about the history of the safety net. Joining us, as co-sponsors, are the No Bad Grand Bargain Coalition, Caring Across Generations, the New York City Alliance for Retired Americans, the New York City Managerial Employees Association and the Council of Municipal Retiree Organizations (list in formation). We begin at 5:30 with light refreshments; the program starts immediately at 6:00 with a wrap up by 9:00.
Join us! Bring your students! Defend and expand the social safety net!
April 8, 2013, 6-9 PM (Light refreshments: 5:30 pm)
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.