Linda Pinkow and I (Chris Sturr) have been out in Amherst, Mass. for the Forum on the Solidarity Economy, which has been great, and inspiring. It has been great to see lots of comrades and meet new ones. We will aim to blog about it more extensively early this week.
Below is an announcement for an event to be held next week. One or the other of the hosts of this event, Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash (hosts of Building Bridges on WBAI) will be part of the panel we have put together for this year’s Left Forum, along with one or the other of the D&S co-editors (me or Amy Gluckman), Jerry Friedman (UMass-Amherst economist and D&S author, with whom we had a great chat over coffee yesterday), and Cecilia Rio, of Towson University and the Center for Popular Economics.
But here’s that annoucement—looks like a great event:
WBAI Radio and the New York Society for Ethical Culture
The People’s Agenda:
Working For An Economy By The People, For The People!
Produced by WBAI’s Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report
Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 7:00 – 9:30 PM (doors open at 6:30pm)
NY Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St (at Central Park West)
An examination of the present crisis of capitalism and peoples’ demands that the road to economic recovery lies in directly increasing their living standard and abandoning trickle down economics. In the words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who gave his life fighting for the rights of the Memphis sanitation workers and for a poor people’s movement for economic rights, “A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth…and say: ‘This is not just.'”
The program (partial list):
. Ajamu Sankofa, Private Health Insurance Must Go Coalition
. Lillian Roberts, Ex. Dir. DC 37, American Federation of State County &
Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
. video message from U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich
. Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research; author of Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy
. Stanley Aronowitz, Prof. of Sociology, & Urban Education, CUNY Graduate Center; author of Left Turn: Forging a New Political Future ; University Wide Officer, Professional Staff Congress, AFT
. Representatives of the April 3 and 4 marches on Wall Street Coalitions
. presenters from housing and community service coalitions
Suggested donation $10, (no one will be turned away)
To Benefit for WBAI and the NY Society for Ethical Culture
Further information: buildingbridgesradio–at–gmail.com