Defending the Public, Our Families, and Our Communities

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 3:00–5:30pm
Chicago Temple
77 West Washington, Chicago

Mitchell Siporin, Decatur, Illinois, 1938

Featuring a Keynote Address By:

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Jr., (D-MI)

Sponsor of HR870, “Humphrey-Hawkins
21st Century Full Employment and Training Act"

Also Featuring:

Jesus G. Garcia
, Cook County Commissioner

Join progressive leaders and activists to discuss strategies for defending our rights to earn, learn, and live in dignity. In the wake of the all-out attack against workers’ rights and against programs that help our communities, it is more important than ever to come together across movements and push to realize a vision of FDR’s "Second Bill of Rights.” Panelists will discuss a roadmap to fight back and push for progressive priorities including ending wars and militarism; enhancing workers’ rights; and developing economic policies that promote jobs and communities instead of corporate profits.


Emcee: Lori Challinor – DuPage Peace through Justice Coalition

Opening Remarks:  Jesus G. Garcia Cook County Commissioner (7th District)


  • Judge William Cousins (ret.) – Member of the Board and Former Political Action Committee Chairperson for South Side NAACP
  • Adrienne Alexander – Policy & Legislative Specialist, AFSCME Council 31
  • Bamshad Mobasher – United for Peace & Justice, Oak Park Coalition for Truth & Justice
  • Bill Barclay – Chicago Political Economy Group

Keynote:  John Conyers, Jr. – U.S. House of Representative (D-MI)
                     “Towards a New New Deal: A 21
st Century Full Employment Act”

Organized by:

The New New Deal Project

For more information please contact:
Bill Barclay: 708-386-1371
Or email:


Center for New Deal Studies – Roosevelt University, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism, Chicago Jobs with Justice, Chicago Political Economy Group, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice, Democratic Socialists of America (Chicago and Detroit), DuPage Peace through Justice Coalition, Lincoln Park Neighbors United for Peace, North Side Action for Justice, North Suburban Peace Initiative, Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice, portoluz, Progressive Democrats of America-Chicago, SOUL, South Austin Coalition Community Council, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, West Suburban Faith-based PEACE Coalition

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