“FIGHT BACK USA”
A NATIONAL WEBCAST TEACH-IN ON FIGHTING
AUSTERITY, DEBT and CORPORATE GREED
TO STREAM LIVE ON
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011
'60s Style Teach-In Meets the Digital Age in Live Stream Webcast
· 2:00-3:30 p.m. (EDT) National Webcast
· 3:30-5:00 p.m. (EDT) Local Campus Events on more than 167 Campuses Nationally
Frances Fox Piven (professor, CUNY Graduate Center) and Cornel West
(professor, Princeton University) will host a national webcast teach-in addressing the
roots of the current economic crisis and what people are doing to fight back this
Tuesday, April 5, 2011.
The event will stream live from New York City’s historic Judson
Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South , New York, NY 10012-1018
More than 160 campuses nationally are hosting viewings of the webcast from 2-3:30
p.m. (EDT); local campus “Do It Yourself Action Strategy Sessions” will follow from
3:30-5 p.m. (EDT) in each location.
Professors West and Piven will be joined by economist Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia
University); public policy analyst Heather McGhee (Demos); President Richard
Trumka (AFL-CIO) with activist reports from a Wisconsin student, a homeowner
fighting foreclosure and a public school teacher fighting budget cuts, lay-offs and the
assault on collective bargaining rights.
A Press Briefing (with Q&A) with Piven, West and other panelists will take place
following the webcast, on site at Judson Memorial Church starting at 4 p.m.
The live stream event is designed to help campus and community viewers “connect the
dots” between corporate/bank greed and tax-avoidance, personal and public debt, socalled “austerity” and the ongoing attacks on public employee unions, public education
and social services to the most needy Americans.
Most importantly, the teach-in seeks to help young people across America understand
how the recent actions undertaken by the brave citizens of Wisconsin are the key to
turning the tide away from increasing inequality and misery, and toward the
development of a sustainable and healthy American society in the 21st century. T
he teach-in seeks to infuse the fight back in the states with the energy and commitment of
American youth whose future hangs in the balance.
· For Pre-Event Interview with Frances Fox Piven contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
· To see the list of campuses signed on visit www.fightbackteachin.org
· For a list of campus teach-in organizers to interview:
· Media/Press Seating will be available at Judson with 1:30 p.m. check-in at the
Christine Kelly, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
William Paterson University
Director, American Democracy Project
Here in Minneapolis, the teach-in will be
at Augsburg College
in Foss 20-B
on Tuesday April 5th
There is also a teach-in @University of Minnesotas @ Morris !!
You go, guys!