ANNUAL RETIREES WINTER LUNCHEON: MONDAY, JAN. 9, 12:30 PM.
The Living New Deal
Speakers: Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg and Sheila D. Collins, editors of When Government Helped: Learning from the Successes and Failures of the New Deal, Oxford University Press, 2013.
The Living New Deal is a national database of thousands of documents, photographs, and personal stories about public works made possible by the New Deal. Its goal is to promote and extend the legacy and policies of the New Deal. Preserving and expanding that legacy is now more important than ever. It’s a legacy that has much to teach about farsighted leadership and what can be achieved when the country rallies to serve needs of ordinary people in troubled times. What is more, it provides a shining example of how positive government can invest in public works that serve the collective good. Yes, government can work for all the people by creating useful infrastructure, job for the unemployed, and things of beauty like public murals and elegant buildings.
Make your reservations now! Go to the PSC Website @ tinyurl.com/RTwinterLuncheon17-pdf to download the invitation and reservation form.
Where: John Jay’s New Building (accessible from 899 Tenth Avenue, 524 West 59th Street, or follow directions below)
Best entrance: 11th Avenue between 58th & 59th Streets
Bus: M57 to 11th Avenue (transfer from any subway line with a 57th or 59th Street stop)