50 years after Michael Harrington's Other America: Where is the War on Poverty?

50 years after Michael Harrington's Other America: Where is the War on Poverty?

A film screening and panel discussion featuring:

Harold Meyerson, Washington Post columnist, DSA Vice Chair
Heidi Hartmann, feminist economist and founder of the Institute for Women's Policy Research

Free Admission

Sponsored by:

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

Enter the main gates and go straight to McNeir, past Old North and Davis Performing Arts Center.

Exact location here: http://maps.georgetown.edu/mcneirauditorium/

For more information, please contact Ben Kreider at benkreider (at) gmail.com

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  • Daniel A.

    Good show, needed more prep

    November 9, 2012

  • Coleson

    Great Panel and movie.

    November 9, 2012

  • Andy F.

    I hate to seem ignorant about what's being discussed in the conversation below - but I am ignorant about it. Lucette, could you explain who Michael Binder is, briefly, and maybe provide us with some link to his work or to discussions of his work? I must have missed something, but I don't know what he's saying about socialism or why you object to it so strongly. Can you provide me & others who don't know much about Bindner with some more background?

    November 6, 2012

    • Lucette S.

      Andy, I am not sure you got my response. Could you let me know? Lucette

      November 7, 2012

  • Lucette S.

    Michael Bindner says: "Lets do something about Socialism". Unfortunately, there is no agreement on what Socialism is. Personally I cannot understand at all Michael's idea of Socialism. Am I alone?

    November 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm not sure about Michael's specific idea of Socialism, but I do think there are some fundamental things Socialists agree on, even if agreement gets lost in the details. (the woe

      At it's most all-encompassing, I would say Democratic Socialism is the belief (or acceptance) that government has a role to play in promoting social justice, equity, and equality of opportunity.

      As Jacob Hacker puts it, "Markets are not a pre-governmental institution." And I think an acceptance of this idea is central and agreed upon by nearly all Democratic Socialists.

      November 3, 2012

    • Lucette S.

      I wrote the above because I am so frustrated by Michael Bindner's idea of Socialism. I am in fact angry.

      November 3, 2012

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