Events

Author and Economist Robert Kuttner (4.26.10)

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Speaking on the topic his latest acclaimed literary effort, A PRESIDENCY IN PERIL: The Inside Story of Obama's Promise, Wall Street's Power, and the Struggle to Control our Economic Future, author and economist Robert Kuttner worked the intricacies into an hour long lecture hosted by Horizon at LA County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. Frequent Huffington Post...

Los Angeles: The Next Four Years (10.6.09)

Image : Los Angeles: The Next Four Years (10.6.09)
We were especially pleased by the high level of policy discussion from from start to finish. There was a great deal of audience participation and the questions and comments were incisive and challenging. We were able to bring several of the top officials in the city - including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa - into the same room to engage with 150 community activists, labor leaders,...

Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers (9.17.09)

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The Horizon Institute, the UCLA Labor Center and the Progressive Jewish Alliance hosted Dr. Ruth Milkman (a Horizon Board Member), Ana Gonzalez and Victor Narro, three of the eight co-authors of Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers, a meticulous study documenting labor law violations that impact low-wage workers. This study, released by the Center for Urban Economic Development, the...

Looking Inside The Big Box With Nelson Lichtenstein (9.2.09)

Image : Looking Inside The Big Box With Nelson Lichtenstein (9.2.09)
On September 2, Horizon Institute and the UCLA Labor Center were proud to host Nelson Lichtenstein, author of The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business at the Labor Center’s downtown facilities. Local students and teachers, philanthropists, labor leaders and entrepreneurs came together to hear Dr. Lichtenstein share his extensive knowledge and...

Horizon Institute Conference (6.29.09)

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About 100 seasoned community organizers, writers, thinkers, public servants and policy makers joined the Horizon Institute at the California Endowment on June 29 for a half-day conference on building a movement for economic change. Featured speakers included Kelly Candaele, Horizon's Executive Director, Peter Dreier, Horizon Board member and Professor of Politics at Occidental...
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