A Conversation with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

10/13/13 | 7pm

92nd Street Y

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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

Venue Description: Located on the Upper West Side, the 92nd Street Y is NYC's hub for lectures, talks, readings, literary events, classes, Jewish programs, food and wine tastings, and more. They also offer live music, dance performances, and more including the Art of the Guitar, the $5 Fridays at Noon dance series, and social events.

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