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50 years after Michael Harrington's The Other America: Where is the War on Poverty? (November 8, 2012)

When Nov 08, 2012
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University
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50 years after Michael Harrington's
The Other America:
Where is the War on Poverty?

 

In 1962, Michael Harrington’s The Other America became a catalyst for “The War on Poverty,” leading to the later establishment of Medicare, Medicaid, and other social security benefits. Using archival footage and interviews with diverse thinkers, Michael Harrington and Today's Other America: Corporate Power and Inequality (1999) chronicles the life of Harrington and the relevance of his ideas in modern America.

Followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Harold Meyerson
Washington Post columnist, DSA Vice Chair

Heidi Hartmann
Feminist economist, founder of the Institute for Women's Policy


Sponsored by:

Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor
Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (DC DSA)
Dissent Magazine

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