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"America: a Country of Greed or Greatness?"
Monday, January 28, 2008 - 7:30pm
The Sidney Lezak Project & Co-sponsors present
"America: a Country of Greed or Greatness?"
A lecture by Andy Stern, President of SEIU


Andy Stern is President of Service Employees International Union (SEIU). His unconventional approach to labor organizing has led to the unprecedented growth of SEIU against a backdrop of great labor union declines. Unafraid of change and undaunted by challenge, Stern's broad thinking has put him at the forefront of public policy debate.

At his core, Stern is a believer in the dignity of work, the worth of the American worker, and an advocate for economic fairness and justice. If he ran the world, there is no doubt he would slice the American Pie differently, but there would still be plenty of corporate profits to compensate CEO's and to ensure shareholder profits.

In his words: "The American economy is not a zero-sum game. There is no good moral or economic reason why all workers cannot or should not share in the success and prosperity they helped create. We need to restore the promise of the American Dream. And that means choosing what kind of country we want to be."

When:
Monday, January 28th, 2008
Where:
First Congregational Church (1126 SW Park Avenue)
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
Tickets are $5.15 (Federal Minimum Wage for a Decade) or free with your Union Card, Student ID or Non-profit business card.

Reserve by calling 503-227-8925 or emailing lezakproject@pdx.edu or by sending a card with a list of names and your check to: SIDNEY LEZAK PROJECT 200 SW Market St, Suite 1692 Portland, OR 97201.

Co-Sponsors:
Bus Project -- Catlin Gabel School -- Coalition for a Livable Future -- Ecumenical Ministeries of Oregon -- First Congregational Church -- Northwest Workers' Justice Project -- Oregon Action -- Oregon Center for Public Policy -- Our Oregon, Economic Fairness Coalition -- SEIU NW Area Director -- Sisters of the Road -- Social Equity and Opportunity Forum, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University -- Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, University of Oregon