2014 Murphy Events

“NYC Latino Civic Engagement”, speakers included: Henry Garrido, Tomas Lopez, Gerson Borrero. Co-sponsors included: Citizen Action of NY, Make the Road NY, Brennan Center, Common Cause,  and Bridge Roots (December 5th, 2014)

“The Elections 2014: Organized Labor, Progressives and the Democratic Disaster” speakers: Juan González, co-host, “Democracy Now!” and columnist for The Daily News Sarah Jaffe, journalist whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Nation, and who serves columnist for New Labor Forum, Errol Louis, political anchor, NY1 TV and host, “Inside City Hall” Michael Hirsch, former UFT staff writer whose work has appeared in The Village Voice, Labor Notes, The New Statesman, and other publications. Moderator: Ed Ott, Distinguished Lecturer, Murphy Institute (November 14, 2014)

“Temperature Rising: Labor & the Climate Justice Movement” speakers: Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org, Christopher Erikson, Business Manager, Local 3 IBEW, Jill Furillo, Executive Director, NY State Nurses Association, and Estela Vazquez, Executive VP, 1199 SEIU. Co-hosted by Cornell GLI/Worker Institute (October 31, 2014)

“From Protest to Policy: Policing in Communities of Color” speaker: Reverend Al Sharpton, founder and president, National Action Network. Moderator: Professor John Mollenkopf, Director, Urban Research Center, CUNY Graduate Center (September 19, 2014)

Film Screening: “Wisconsin Rising”, by Sam Mayfield (September 17, 2014)

JSMI “Scholarship for Diversity in Labor Fundraiser Forum” speakers:  James B. Milliken, Chancellor, CUNY, John Mogulescu, Dean CUNY, School of Professional Studies, Milly Silva, Executive Vice President, 1199SEIU, Maria Castaneda, Secretary Treasurer 1199SEIU,  and Marvin Holland, Political Director, TWU Local 100 (May 29th 2014)

“Take It to the Streets! Organizing in the New Labor Economy” speaker: Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Council Speaker. Moderator: Ed Ott, Distinguished Lecturer Murphy Institute (April 11, 2014)

“The Affordable Care Act: How Is It Working for Working People?” speakers: Barbara Caress, former director, strategic planning & Policy, SEIU Local 32BJ Consultant; on health care policy to unions and workers organizations, Kurt Edelman, Chairs the SEIU member Health Care Task Force. Moderator: Justin Laird, Health Policy & Administration Faculty, Murphy Institute (March 26, 2014)

“Was Organized Labor Once a Poor People’s Movement and Can It Be Again?” speakers: Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center, Consortial faculty member, Murphy Institute, Alethia Jones, 1199. Moderator: Steve Fraser, Editor-at-Large, New Labor Forum (February 21, 2014)

“What’s Driving the Widening Wage Gap?” speakers: Heidi Shierholz, Economist, Economic Policy Institute, Co-Author, “Don’t Blame the Robots: Assessing the Job Polarization Explanation of Growing Wage Inequality.” Stanley Aronowitz, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center, Consortial Faculty Member, Murphy Institute (January 24, 2014)

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