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Meet the Author & Book Discussion: “Class, Race, and Gender…” by Michael Zweig
November 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join Author Michael Zweig and fellow community members to discuss Michael’s new book, “Class, Race, and Gender – Challenging the Injuries and Divisions of Capitalism.” This is a book for those who want to understand the underlying conditions animating today’s social justice movements by an author who combines scholarly writing for a broad audience & inspired teaching with his own participation in the movements he writes about.
An emeritus professor of economics, SUNY Stony Brook, Zweig was the founding director of the Center for the Study of Working Class Life, recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2014 received the Working Class Studies Association award for lifetime contributions to working class studies. His four appearances on the PBS Bill Moyers Journal established him as an important commentator on class in America. His previous books are: Religion and Economic Justice; The Working Class Majority; & What’s Class Got to Do With It? As a film maker he was executive producer of a documentary about the Iraq-U.S. Labor Solidarity Tour; and in 2009 he wrote, produced, & directed Why Are We in Afghanistan? which won the Studs Terkel Award from the Working Class Studies Association.
Zweig will be signing books.
Joining Zweig for a discussion of his book will be Everett Ehrlich, former Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs & Howard M. Wachtel, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, American University