2012.04.03 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
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William Brennan Institute to Host 13th Annual General Welfare Conference April 21
Omaha - Expanding the boundaries of democracy is the theme of a one-day conference planned for Saturday, April 21 by the William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
The 13th annual Promoting the General Welfare Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons on UNO campus. The conference will feature morning and afternoon plenary sessions and three workshops. Each workshop lasts 75 minutes and will be repeated three times throughout the conference. The sessions and presenters include:
In " Understanding the Importance of Creating Messages that Move People," David Carpio, national education and training coordinator for the AFL-CIO, will discuss what he’s learned about framing messages from the events in Wisconsin, Ohio and elsewhere across the nation.
In " Understanding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," Dr. Donald Frey, chair of Family Practice at the Creighton University Medical Center, will discuss the legislation’s impact on health care delivery.
In “Lessons fro Wisconsin,” D.J. Holub, director of quality education advocacy for the Wisconsin Education Association Council, will discuss his first-hand perspective on what tactics and strategies proved most successful during the Wisconsin labor protests last year.
In “Building Effective Coalitions and Alliances,” Esther Lopez, director of civil rights and community action or the United Food and Commercial Workers, will discuss the best practices of creating coalitions and alliances and making them work to benefit all the partners.
In "Putting it to Work,” Robin Williams, associate director of civil rights and community action for the United Food and Commercial Workers will discuss her experiences in helping organize and empower wage earners to improve their quality of life.
Early registration is under way through Friday, April 13 and costs $25 for students and $35 for general admission. After April 13, registration increases to $35 for students and $45 for general admission. For a refund of your registration fee, you must cancel by April 19.
To register, call (402) 595.2344. For more information, visit the website at http://www.unomaha.edu/wbils/conferences.php. Social Work Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for participants who request them in advance.
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