To REGISTER for Forum events,please call the CUNY
Graduate Center's Office of Continuing Education and Public
Programming at 212-817-8215 or visit the CEPP
SEPTEMBER 9, 2002 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
MIKE WALLACE offers some reflections
on the swirl of post-September 11 proposals for rebuilding
New York and some concrete suggestions-rooted in his take
on the city's history-for ways Gotham might push ahead into
the twenty-first century. Wallace will also discuss his forthcoming
book, A New Deal for New York City.
NOVEMBER 22, 2002 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This day-long conference will address
the original New Deal, its rollbacks and revivals in the second
half of the twentieth century, and its potential as a model
for the future. The conference will consists of four sessions.
THE OLD NEW DEAL will look at what the New Deal accomplished
in NYC and how it did so. NEW DEAL DOWNSIDES will examine the
limitations of the original New Deal, particularly in regard
to race and gender. THE SLOW PASSING OF THE NEW DEAL will focus
on attacks on and defenses of New Deal programs from the late-'40s
to the '90s. Finally, THE NEW NEW DEAL will speculate on the
degree to which a re-crafted New Deal could serve as an organizing
model for a new liberal comeback.
Participants will incude: THOMAS KESSNER, author, Fiorello
H. LaGuardia and the Making of Modern New York; FRANCES
FOX PIVEN, author, Why Americans Still Don't Vote; ALAN
BRINKLEY, author, The End of Reform: New Deal Liberalism
in Recession and War; JOSHUA B. FREEMAN, author, Working
Class New York: Life and Labor Since World War II; JOHN
MOLLENKOPF, author, Rethinking the Urban Agenda: Reinvigorating
the Liberal Tradition in New York City and Urban America;
DECEMBER 5, 2002 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored with GREENWICH HOUSE
FROM THIS EVENT
This forum will examine the past, present and future of the
settlement house movement in New York City. Historians and settlement
workers will talk about the emergence of the movement during
the Progressive Era, the role of the settlement during historical
cycles of conservatism and, more recently, the difficulties
of sustaining the core practices of collaboration, community
building and social action in our contemporary conservative
Participants will include: JANICE MACGUIRE, Director, Hudson
Guild; JUDITH TROLANDER, Professor, History, University of Minnesota,
Duluth; ROBERT FISHER, Director, Urban Studies and Professor,
Social Work, University of Connecticut; MICHAEL B. FABRICANT,
Professor, Hunter College School of Social Work; DANIEL KRONENFELD,
Executive Director, Henry Street Settlement; NANCY WAXSTEIN,
Director, United Neighborhood Houses.