Busboys and Poets Presents PRIVATIZATION OF EVERYTHING

Busboys and Poets Presents PRIVATIZATION OF EVERYTHING

Date and Time

May 18, 2022 6:00 pm

Location

14th & V

2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

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The Privatization of Everything chronicles the efforts to turn our public goods—free education, public health, open parks, clean water, and many others—into private profit centers. Ever since Ronald Reagan labeled government a dangerous threat, privatization has touched every aspect of our lives, from water and trash collection to the justice system and the military. However, citizens can, and are, wrestling back what is ours. In The Privatization of Everything, Donald Cohen connects the dots across a broad spectrum of issues and raises larger questions about who controls the public things we all rely on, exposing the hidden crisis of privatization that has been slowly unfolding over the last fifty years and giving us a road map for taking our country back.

Donald is accompanied by Dorian Warren, the president of Community Change, co-chair of the Economic Security Project and co-host of the System Check podcast. A progressive scholar, organizer, and media personality, Dorian has worked to advance racial, economic, and social justice for over two decades.

This event is cohosted by ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE and DC LABOR FEST.

This event is free and open to all. Our program begins at 6:00 pm, with an introduction from a member of our Busboys and Poets team, and will be followed by an audience Q&A. Signed copies of THE PRIVITIZATION OF EVERYTHING will be available for purchase before, during and after the event. Copies may be purchased through Eventbrite. Please note that this event will not be livestreamed.

Full menu and full service available throughout the event!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donald Cohen is the founder and executive director of In the Public Interest, a national resource and policy center on privatization and responsible contracting. Donald is a founding board member of the Partnership for Working Families. He is the former Political Director of the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council and founder and executive director of the Center on Policy Initiatives, a San Diego-based think tank and policy organization. He is currently on the board of the Ballot Initiatives Strategy Center. His opinion pieces and articles have appeared in the New York Times, Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The New York Daily News, The New Republic, and other online and print outlets.

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