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Date: Nov 09, 2008
Hofstra’s Center for Labor and Democracy Hosts Fundraising Luncheon and Lectures
The White House and Working America: What the Election Means for Our Jobs
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Hofstra’s Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy will host “The White House and Working America: What the Election Means for Our Jobs,” a fundraiser luncheon and lectures featuring New York Times reporter Steven Greenhouse, U.S. Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton), pension economist Teresa Ghilarducci and syndicated columnist and author David Sirota on Wednesday November 12, beginning at noon.
Mr.Greenhouse will speak at the luncheon – a fundraiser for the Labor Studies program – at the Hofstra University Club. John Durso, president of the Long Island Federation of Labor, will introduce Mr. Greenhouse. After lunch, U.S. Rep. Bishop and Ms. Ghilarducci will speak at the Leo A Guthart Cultural Center Theater from 1:55 – 2:50 p.m. Mr. Sirota will conclude the day with a lecture from 2:55– 4:20 p.m. in the same location.
“At a time of spreading economic turmoil and deepening job losses, analyses of the employment implications of the national elections are very timely,” said Gregory DeFreitas Ph.D. and director of Hofstra Labor Studies program and Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy. “As we struggle to come to grips with a global recession, clear thinking about its main causes, full dimensions, and most effective remedies will be vitally important in shaping solutions with broadly shared benefits.”
Cosponsoring the event is the Educate ’08 series, Hofstra University Honors College, the Economics Department, and the International Scene Lecture Series. The conference is also an anniversary celebration marking the 10th year of publication of the labor center’s Regional Labor Review, a journal of original research which features labor issues in the New York Metropolitan area. RLR is designed to be widely accessible to a broad audience.
Each issue is distributed to thousands of labor and community activists, students, educators, journalists, businesses, nonprofits and policymakers. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/682bgo to see all the issues.
For more information on registration for the luncheon, journal ads, and other conference details visit: hofstra.edu/laborstudies or e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leading up to the third and final presidential debate at Hofstra on October 15, 2008 and the 2008 election, Hofstra is proud to host Educate '08, an unprecedented series of lectures, conferences, artistic performances and exhibitions, town hall meetings and interactive forums focused on the issues, history and politics of presidential elections. Educate '08 provides our students, faculty and the entire surrounding community with access to the newsmakers, scholars and policymakers who have unique insight and knowledge of the American political system. Many of our programs and events are free and open to the public, and we encourage you to join us for what will be a fascinating series of events. During spring 2008's Educate '08 schedule, Hofstra hosted more than 30 events, including guests such as Mary Matalin and James Carville, David Gergen, William Kristol and Maureen Dowd, Charlie Cook, and many scholars, historians, journalists and policymakers.
Find out more about Educate '08 by visiting www.hofstra.edu/educate08
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