Frances Fox Piven to Speak at Healthcare-NOW! Strategy Conference

Frances Fox PivenWe are thrilled to announce that Frances Fox Piven, professor of political science and sociology at City University of New York, will give the keynote address at our National Strategy Conference in Nashville on October 5th and 6th. She will speak about lessons from social movements that transformed American life.

Frances is the author of many books, such as Poor People’s Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail and Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America.

Here she is talking about inequality and the importance of social movements. And here’s her seminal article on welfare rights, “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty.”

If you haven’t already, go here to register for the conference today!

Also, we’re happy to release the first draft of the conference agenda. You can download it here (.pdf).

Workshops will be led by activists from Physicians for a National Health Program, National Nurses United, Public Citizen, Single Payer Now, Health Care for All Colorado, Healthcare-NOW! New York City, The Labor Campaign for Single Payer, and All Unions for Single Payer.

Don’t forget: You or your organization can sponsor an ad in our conference booklet. All ads include one free registration to the conference. Ads are a great way to congratulate one of 2013’s honorees. We will be honoring Tim Carpenter, of Progressive Democrats of America, with the Marilyn Clement Award for the Pursuit of Healthcare Justice. The Divestment Campaign for Healthcare will receive the Healthcare-NOW! Organizational Achievement Award. More information here.

Thanks for your support and we hope to see you in Nashville!