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Gotham Center Forums Archive, 2002

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THE FUTURE OF NEW YORK CITY
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.


NEW YORK CITY AND THE NEW DEAL

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; and others.


THE SETTLEMENT HOUSE MOVEMENT IN NEW YORK FROM LILLIAN WALD TO NOW

DECEMBER 5, 2002 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored with GREENWICH HOUSE
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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 climate.

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.

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