Waging the War on Poverty Fifty Years Later – How You Can Enlist!

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, more than forty million Americans still live below the poverty line.  Find out what is being done, and what we all still need to do to win this war!

North Shore Community College (NSCC) invites the public to a free forum, Waging the War on Poverty Fifty Years Later – How You Can Enlist!  The forum will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 10:30-11:30 in NSCC’s Lynn Campus gym, 300 Broad Street.

A panel of expert speakers will address several important social justice issues, including:

  • Pay Equity – Jacqueline Cooke, Regional Administrator, Women’s Bureau, Region One, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Raising the Minimum Wage – Jeff Crosby, President, North Shore Labor Council
  • Paid Sick Leave – Randy Albelda, Professor of Economics and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston and Graduate Program Director of the MA in Applied Economics at UMass Boston
  • Amending the Health Care Law for students – Jacob Miller, student at UMass Dartmouth who was instrumental in amending the health care law to allow students to save money and to be enrolled in MassHealth.

 

Resource tables and advocacy opportunities will also be available.

For more information, contact Diana Kerry, Director of NSCC’s Public Policy Institute at dkerry@northshore.edu or call 781-593-6722, x2105.

 

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