The Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) will host its second annual Perkins-Roosevelt Symposium—The Frances Perkins/Roosevelt Legacy: In Progress of Peril?—on Tuesday, November 14, in partnership with the Frances Perkins Center and Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.
Eleanor Roosevelt and Frances Perkins were leading voices for social and economic equality in the early to mid-20th century. Both women were influential in New York City and New York State politics and took much of what they learned to the national stage. They were leaders of Women’s City Club of New York, a century-old nonprofit and civic organization dedicated to shaping public policy to improve the lives of all New Yorkers.
The Perkins Roosevelt Symposium will examine current public policy discussions around Social Security, pay and compensation/FLSA; and health and safety on the job, as well as the broader work of the U.S. Department of Labor on behalf of the American worker.
WHAT: The Frances Perkins/Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy: In Progress of Peril? panel kicks off the second Perkins-Roosevelt Symposium
WHEN: Tuesday, November 14, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHERE: Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues)
WHO: Keynote address by The Honorable William vanden Heuvel, followed by a panel discussion with Harold Holzer, Director, Roosevelt House; Nancy Altman, President, Social Security Works; Debbie Berkowitz, Senior Fellow, Worker Safety & Health, National Employment Law Project; M. Patricia Smith, Senior Counsel, National Employment Law Project
COST: Free of charge
HOW: To register, visit www.wccny.org or call (212)-353-8070, ext. 101
About Women’s City Club of New York
Women’s City Club of New York (WCC) is a nonprofit, non-partisan, multi-issue activist organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. WCC shapes public policy through education, issues analysis, advocacy, and civic participation. As WCC enters its second century of activism, it continues to pursue economic, racial, and gender justice with the goal of dismantling the social inequities that deprive citizens of the opportunity to thrive. Through member-led Task Forces, WCC conducts research, publishes reports, fosters dialogue with public officials, and launches public education and multi-year advocacy campaigns in the following issue areas: Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Good Government, Health, Housing and Homelessness, Income Inequality, and Public Education. Learn more at: http://www.wccny.org.