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

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November 8, 2012
7:00 – 9:00 pm
McNeir Auditorium
Georgetown University

In 1962, Michael Harrington’s The Other America became a catalyst for “The War on Poverty,” leading to the later establishment of Medicare, Medicaid, and other social security benefits. Using archival footage and interviews with diverse thinkers, Michael Harrington and Today’s Other America: Corporate Power and Inequality (1999) chronicles the life of Harrington and the relevance of his ideas in modern America.

Followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Harold Meyerson
Washington Post columnist, DSA Vice Chair

Heidi Hartmann
Feminist economist, founder of the Institute for Women’s Policy

Co-sponsored by:
Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (DC DSA) (new window)
Dissent Magazine (new window)