EVENT: Working But Still Poor


Long Island Jobs with Justice invites you to a conference for faith, labor, and community advocates:

Working But Still Poor…Organizing for Economic Justice on LI

March 30, 8:30am-2:30pm

Touro Law Center, Central Islip


Opening Plenary: Creating Jobs and Economic Security Amid Growing Disparities of Wealth and Power

—Nancy Rauch Dozinas, President, The Rauch Foundation
—Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
—Rev. Charles Coverdale, First Baptist Church of Riverhead

Nine Interactive Workshops:

—The rise in suburban poverty

—How do we protect food security programs from government cuts?

—Why is it important to preserve public health services on Long Island?

—Are we losing our middle and working classes? Organizing the 99 percent on Long Island

—Are attacks on government programs and public employees misplaced anger?

—“We Are All Immigrants” toolkit training

—Message training for justice advocates

—Two student track workshops: organizing to support the Dream Act and the corporatization of education

Closing Plenary: A Community of Conscience Takes Action

A panel of experts and activists including Congressman Tim Bishop, Reverend Tom Goodhue of the Long Island Council of Churches, and Luis Valenzuela of the Long Island Immigrant Alliance

To register, contact Long Island Jobs with Justice at lijwj01@gmail.com or click here.

Charlene Obernauer is the executive director of Long Island Jobs with Justice, a workers’ rights advocacy organization.

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