Bring America Home: Chicago’s 52nd Debs-Thomas-Harrington Dinner

Carl Rosen, Flint Taylor, Kim Bobo, and William Greider Photo by John Scott

by Bob Roman

Chicago DSA‘s 2010 Debs-Thomas-Harrington Dinner gathered together people representing Chicago’s legal, labor, liberal, and left communities to honor the People’s Law Office and the United Electrical Workers’ Western Regional President Carl Rosen. Author William Greider was our featured speaker. The event was held on Friday evening, May 7, at what is becoming its current home, the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro, located at Madison and Halsted in Chicago.

Kim Bobo was our Master of Ceremonies. We have been so fortunate to have her help at our Dinners. In my opinion, she’s the best since Leon Despres. Continue reading


William Greider to Keynote Chicago Debs-Thomas-Harrington Dinner

William Greider

Chicago DSA

Bring America Home! As Frederick Douglass said, “power concedes nothing without a demand,” and in these early years of the 21st Century, “Bring America Home!” must be our demand to the powerful. It is not a cry of isolationism. It is a demand for priorities that are sensible for the majority of Americans: for health care instead of bombs, for productive jobs instead of billions to bail out a financial elite, for fair trade agreements instead of free trade agreements, for internationalism instead of empire. Bring America Home! is the theme of  Chicago’s  2010 Debs ­ Thomas ­ Harrington Dinner.

To address this theme, Chicago DSA has invited William Greider, columnist for The Nation and author of Come Home America (2009), The Soul of Capitalism (2004), The Secrets of the Temple (1989) to be the keynote speaker for this year’s Debs-Thomas-Harrington Dinner.   Greider writes about capitalism and about democracy and explains how these two value systems are in collision. I can’t think of a speaker better suited to these times. This is someone you will not want to miss.

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