The Daniel Thursz Social Justice Lecture
Thursday, April 23, 2015
We are all Americans: Towards a New American Demos
With Heather McGhee, President of Demos
Thursday, April 23
5 PM - UM SSW Auditorium
Free to Attend
1.5 CEUs Available for $20
525 West Redwood Street,
Featured Speaker: Heather McGhee
The Spring 2015 Daniel Thursz Social Justice Lecture will be held on Thursday, April 23, at 5:00 p.m. in the School of Social Work Auditorium. Heather McGhee, President of Demos, will speak on the relationships between political, economic, and racial inequality.
Ms. McGhee is an influential voice in the media and frequent contributor to MSNBC, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Public Radio, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. She is the co-author of a chapter on retirement insecurity in the book Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and its Poisonous Consequences (New Press, 2005).
In 2009, she co-chaired a task force within Americans for Financial Reform that helped shape key provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In 2008, she served as the Deputy Policy Director in charge of Domestic and Economic Policy with the John Edwards for President Campaign, where she crafted a domestic policy platform that was widely praised for being the most ambitious and detailed in that election cycle.
She holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law. She serves on the boards of Public Campaign, the Center for Working Families and Consumer Reports.