[act-ma] 11/24 Post-Election Forum w/ Frances Moore Lappe, Tim Costello & Fran

David O. Knuttunen webmaster at dsaboston.org
Fri Nov 21 06:34:48 PST 2008

Boston DSA post-Election Forum
Obama's Victory: What Happened? What Next?

7:00 P.M., Monday, Nov.24 
The Democracy Center                 
45 Mt. Auburn St.                 
Cambridge (Harvard Sq.)  

Speakers: Frances Moore Lappe, Tim Costello & Frank Llewllyn  
Moderator: former Massachusetts State Senator Jarrett Barrios.

What does Obama's historic victory mean for the progressive coalition that
backed him? What will be the effect of the massive grassroots movement that
brought him into office?  Are we in for four more years of neoliberalism
with a Democratic face, or does the left have enough muscle to push for a
"new New Deal"?

Our speakers share a lifetime of social activism, but have different
backgrounds and perspectives-and no doubt some disagreements!  

Frances Moore Lappe is the author of several books, beginning in 1971 with
"Diet for a Small Planet". She helped launch the Institute for Food and
Development Policy (Food First), and - in 2002 - the Small Planet Institute,
which promotes global democracy and environmentally sustainable development.
U Decide 2008, a recent Institute project, targeted undecided voters with
flyers comparing the records and positions of Obama and McCain on specific
issues. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned
Scientists, and was selected by the Women's National Book Association as one
of the 12 living "women whose words have changed the world". 

Tim Costello is a longtime labor activist and former truck driver who helped
organize the North American Alliance for Fair Employment, a network of 65
unions and community groups in the U.S. and Canada. He is currently on the
Advisory Board of the UMass Boston Labor Resource Center, and is Co-Director
of Global Labor Strategies (www.globallaborblog.org). Tim is also co-author
of "Global Village or Global Pillage: Economic Reconstruction from the
Bottom Up", now out in paperback. 

Frank Llewellyn is the National Director of Democratic Socialists of
America, and is on the Board of NY Citizen Action. After the forum there
will be a brief reception for our speakers.

Boston Democratic Socialists of America
P.O. Box 51356, Boston MA 02205
(617) 354-5078

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