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Past Events

20th Annual Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Lecture
"The Past, Present and Future of the American Labor Movement"
Dorian T. Warren, Associate Professor, Columbia University & Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
Thursday, November 14, 2013
2:00 p.m., Ganz Hall

Bound for Freedom:  Black WPA Writers Document Chicago's South Side
Author Brian Dolinar speaks about his effort to compile an unfinished WPA Federal Writers Project book documenting the history of African Americans in Illinois, with commentary by Professor Emeritus Christopher Reed.
October 22, 4:00 p.m., Murray-Green Library, 10th Floor

The 19th Annual Program in Honor of Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Congress Lounge, 2nd Floor

A conversation with Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Jeff Madrick on "Rediscovering Government."  Madrick spoke and led a discussion on the history and future role of government in our society, stressing the "ways in which government has fueled innovation, supported social justice, and improved quality of life in America."  The aim was "to develop a new narrative to counter the anti-government language, attitudes, and policies that have dominated American politics for a generation."  This dynamic program asked audience members to reimagine--and rediscover--a working government for the 21st century.

"Working in These Hard Times:  The Union Movement and the 99%:" A program in honor of Studs Terkel
Co-sponsored by In These Times
Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Spertus Lounge, AUD 244

AFSCME official Roberta Lynch shared her reflections on the relationship between the labor movement and social movements such as Occupy.  Distinguished panelists, David Moberg, Senior Editor of In These Times; Jack Metzgar, Professor Emeritus, Roosevelt University; and Tom Alter, UIC graduate student and Occupy activist, then offered short commentary on Lynch's remarks.  General discussion followed the panel.

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