Wednesday, February 08, 2017

A New Social Contract event to be rescheduled

This NYC event is being rescheduled.  Please check the NESRI website for updates.  Sounds like it will be a very interesting conference when it's rescheduled.


Due to the severe winter weather forecast, we are rescheduling this event.
Please stay tuned for more information on a new date and time.
We hope you can join us on a later date.

Thursday, February 9  
Theresa Lang Community & Student Center
Arnhold Hall Rm I-202
The New School
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY
The United States is one of the wealthiest countries the world has seen, yet we live in extreme inequality and insecurity. From day laborers and factory workers to freelancers and academics, precarity is the new normal. Jobs, wages, health care, pensions: nothing is assured. Yet there is nothing inevitable about this precarity: it is the result of policy choices, and we, as a country can choose a new future.
Many scholars and activists are sharing new visions for a more just, equitable society. Join us for a conversation exploring the opportunities and challenges of a universal basic income, baby bonds, reverse income taxes and other bold ideas to rewire our inequitable economy.

Alyssa Battistoni, Editor at Jacobin, PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Yale University
Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at The New School
Gay McDougall, Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, Fordham University, Board Member, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) 
Patrick Mason, Professor of Economics and Director African American Studies Program, Florida State University and Chairperson, NESRI
Kathi Weeks, Professor in the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Duke University

Moderated by Cathy Albisa, Executive Director, NESRI
Hosted by Maya Wiley, Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management and Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School.

Presented by NESRI & The Henry Cohen Lecture Series at The New School

Recommended Related Reading:
MLK Reminds Us We Need a New Social Contract by NESRI
Economic Justice a Core Demand in A Vision for Black Lives Policy Agenda by NESRI
Alive in the Sunshine by Alyssa Battistoni in Jacobin
Beyond the Wage System by Kathi Weeks in Dissent

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