DSA at Left Forum 2009

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The annual Left Forum, the successor to the Socialist Scholars Conference, will be held this weekend, Friday, April 17- Sunday, April 19, at Pace University, which is across Park Row from City Hall. DSA will be sponsoring three panels, and we urge all members to attend.

Saturday, 10 a.m., room TBA

Author Meets Critics: A Discussion of Joseph Schwartz's "The Future of Democratic Equality: Rebuilding Social Solidarity in a Fragmented America"

Panelists:
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak - Director, Center for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University
Stephen Eric Bronner - Politics, Rutgers University
Corey D. B. Walker - Africana Studies, Brown University
Joseph Schwartz (Author/Respondent) - Political Science, Temple University
Michael Hirsch (panel chair) -- Democratic Socialists of America; New Politics

Sunday, 3 p.m., room TBA

Democratic Socialist Responses to Stagnation, the Wall Street Collapse and the World Economic Crisis

Panelists:
Teresa Ghilarducci - Director, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis,  New School for Social Research
Mark Levinson - Chief Economist, UNITE HERE
Robert Fitch - Sociology, Long Island University
Michael Hirsch (panel chair) -- Democratic Socialists of America; New Politics

Full info. on the conference, including a listing of all panels, fees and directions, is available at www.leftforum.org

God’s Economics: Is an Ethical Economy Possible?
Sponsored by the DSA Religion & Socialism Commission Maxine Phillips (Chair) - executive editor, Dissent Magazine Juanita Webster (Chair) - Black Radical Congress Gary Dorrien - Union Theological Seminary Reinhold Niebuhr Prof. of Social Ethics Rabbi Michael Feinberg - director, NY Labor/Religion Coalition Rev. Earl Kooperkamp - St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Harlem


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