Obama Year One
Taking Stock: Where Are We and Where Do We Go From Here?

Saturday, February 20, 2010, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Roosevelt University
Auditorium Building (430 S. Michigan), Room 232


Mitchell Siporin, Decatur, Illinois, 1938

 


For more information please contact:

Bill Barclay: 708-386-1371

Or email:

newnewdeal@gmail.com

 




Organized by:

The New New Deal Coalition

in association with

the Roosevelt University Economics Department and
Center for New Deal Studies
 

This past year, in the aftermath of the historic 2008 elections and in the midst of the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression, activists and progressives from across movements came together to push for a new New Deal.  The new political and economic realities created new opportunities to mobilize for progressive changes including ending wars and militarism; promoting workers’ rights; reforming healthcare; and developing economic policies that promote jobs and communities instead of corporate profits.  There have been both advances and setbacks in these struggles. One year later, it’s time to take stock of lessons learned, evaluate strategic goals, and plan for future campaigns.  Join leaders of the labor, peace, immigrant rights, healthcare reform, and economic justice movements in assessing the past year and current political conditions to determine ways we can work together towards progressive change.

Emcee:  

         Elce Redmond – South Austin Coalition Community Council and
         Chicago Jobs with Justice

Panelists:

  • Amy B. Dean – Co-Author of the book A New New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement (available for cash purchase or signing at the event)
  • Tom Balanoff – President of the Service Employees International Union Illinois Council
  • Judith LeBlanc – Field Organizer for Peace Action; Former National Co-Chair of United for Peace and Justice
  • Mel Rothenberg – Chicago Political Economy Group; Chicago Jobs with Justice
  • Dr. Anne Scheetz -- Physicians for a National Health Program
  • Cristobal Cavazos – Immigrant Solidarity DuPage

Co-Sponsors:

Bethel New Life, Chicago Jobs with Justice, Chicagoans Against War and Injustice, Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, Chicago Labor for Peace, Prosperity and Justice (an affiliate of USLAW), Chicago Political Economy Group, Coalition of Labor Union Women-Chicago, Committee for New Priorities, Communist Party of Illinois, DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice, Disabled Americans Want Work Now, DuPage Peace Through Justice Coalition, Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice, Hyde Parkers for Peace and Justice, Immigrant Solidarity DuPage, Lincoln Park Neighbors United for Peace, Logan Square Neighbors for Justice and Peace, National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression-Chicago Branch, Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice, Progressive Democrats of America-Chicago, South Austin Coalition Community Council, Westside Health Authority.

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