DSA Panels at Left Forum

This weekend DSA presents several  panels at the Left Forum Conference in New York City. The Left Forum opens Friday March 19, with a dialogue led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and closes Sunday, March 21, with an address by Noam Chomsky. The conference is held at Pace University in lower Manhattan (Gold & Spruce Sts., just off Park Row). DSA will have a table at the conference, and all DSA members and friends attending the conference are encouraged to stop by the DSA table, especially during the conference social hour from 7:00PM to 8:00PM on Saturday, March 20. The conference has hundreds of panels spread over the three days. DSA's panels are scheduled as follows:

The Fiscal Crises of the States 12:00-1:50 PM Sat. March 20 Location: Student Union sponsored by Democratic Left Maria Svart (Chair) - National Political Committee, DSA Michael Hirsch - Democratic Socialists of America; New Politics Magazine James Parrott - Associate Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute

Toward a Second [Economic] Bill of Rights 3:00-4:50M Sat. Mar. 20 Location: W503 Michael Hirsch (Chair) - New Politics; Democratic Left Bill Barclay - Chicago Political Economy Group Joseph Schwartz - Political Science Dept., Temple University; Vice-Chair, Democratic Socialists of America
Progressive Religion and the Fight for Democracy 5:00-6:50 PM Sat. March 20 Location: W510 sponsored by: Religious Socialism, Journal of DSA Religion and Socialism Commission Rev. Peter Laarman (Chair) - Executive Director, Progressive Christians; Contributing Editor, Religion Dispatches Rev. Luis Barrios - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY;  Associate Priest, St. Mary's Episcopal Church in West Harlem Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou - Sr. Minister, Lemuel Haynes Congregational Church; Fellow-in-residence, Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Tricia Sheffield - Assistant Minister for Administration, Middle Collegiate Church

7:00-8:00 PM  March 20 social hour: gymnasium  Visit the DSA Table

Sunday March 21 10:00-11:50 AM
Chinese Students & Workers Organize at the Grass-Roots Location: E325 sponsored by Talking Union, DSA's Labor Blog Marc Blecher (Chair) - Politics and East Asian studies, Oberlin College Paul Garver  - Co-editor, Talking Union blog; National Political Committee, DSA Manfred Elfstrom - Program Officer, International Labor Rights Forum

You must be a Left Forum conference registrant to attend these panels. Online registration is closes tomorrow, but you may register at the door.


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