Tag: Wall Street

From Wisconsin to Wall Street: Challenging the Power of the Super Rich

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Stephen Lerner
"From Wisconsin to Wall Street: Challenging the Power of the Super Rich"
Tuesday, April 10, 7 pm, Pyle Center Auditorium, 702 Langdon Street

Co-sponsored by 
IBEW 2304, THE INTERFAITH COALITION FOR WORKER JUSTICE, THE LABOR & WORKING CLASS STUDIES PROJECT, MADISON TEACHERS INCORPORATED, SEIU HEALTHCARE WISCONSIN, THE SOUTH CENTRAL FEDERATION OF LABOR, THE STUDENT LABOR ACTION COALITION, THE TEACHING ASSISTANTS’ ASSOCIATION, WORT 89.9 FM, and THE WORKERS RIGHTS CENTER

STEPHEN LERNER is a labor and community organizer who has spent more than three decades organizing hundreds of thousands of janitors, farm workers, garment workers, and other low-wage workers into unions. He is the architect of the justice for janitors campaign, which has organized and helped win a union for hundreds of thousands of immigrant janitors. He has helped lead the work challenging the power of wall street and big banks, and is part of a growing movement in the us that is using non-violent civil disobedience and direct action protests to challenge corporate power. Stephen is a member of SEIU’s international executive board.

Fighting Inequality, Poverty and the Concentration of Wealth

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John Atlas
"Fighting Inequality, Poverty and the Concentration of Wealth: From ACORN to Occupy Wall Street"
Monday, April 23, 3pm, 354 Agriculture Hall

Co-sponsored by the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology

JOHN ATLAS is the author of Seeds of Change: The Story of ACORN, America's Most Controversial Anti - Poverty Community Organizing Group.  In this talk he will look at ACORN and anti-poverty organizing since ACORN’s demise. For over 35 years, Atlas has been a public interest lawyer, activist, radio talk show host, and organizer. Holding a law degree from Boston University and a master of law from George Washington Law Center, he is an alumnus of Columbia University and recipient of the Charles Revson Fellowship. John is founder and board president of the New Jersey-based National Housing Institute/Shelterforce (NHI), a national think tank that promotes concrete strategies leading to affordable housing, urban revitalization, and a more robust and engaged civil society.