A Conversation with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz - 92nd Street Y

Date: 10/13/13
Hours: 7pm
Ages: TE,AD
1395 Lexington Ave. - 212-415-5500
New York, NY 10128

Description: What if a gridlocked Congress approached policy from a parent's perspective and put children first? That's what Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is challenging her colleagues to do. While we wring our hands about Congressional gridlock and the failure to tackle big issues, the people who have the most to lose—our children—have no voice. Now, Rep. Schultz—chair of the Democratic National Committee, serving her fifth term in Congress, a breast cancer survivor and the mother of three children—draws on everything she's learned in her new book For the Next Generation: A Wake-Up Call to Solving our Nation's Problems. How can she galvanize her fellow politicians to stop grandstanding and instead put the needs of our children ahead of everything? How can you help her do it? She talks with Thane Rosenbaum about her ideas and plans. Novelist and Fordham law professor Thane Rosenbaum hosts conversations with leading newsmakers and cultural figures about the big ideas of our time. Rosenbaum is the director of the Forum on Law, Culture & Society. For more information and to sign up for their mailing list, visit ForumOnLawCultureAndSociety.org.