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Pair of Events at SUNY Cortland this week Featuring Prominent Speakers

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The former economic advisor for the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) will speak at SUNY Cortland this Thursday (February 20).

Economist Stephanie Kelton has also served as chief economist of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee.

She currently works as a professor of economics and public policy at Stony Brook University and is a founding fellow of the Sanders’ Institute, a progressive think tank founded by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ wife and stepson.

She’ll deliver a talk about modern monetary theory and ambitious policy proposals from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Sperry Center, Room 105.

The lecture continues the SUNY Cortland Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee’s (CICC) year-long series on “Debt,” a concept that will explore a wide range of issues spanning criminal justice, inequality, immigration and climate change.


Additionally, SUNY Cortland’s Black Student Union will host an event tonight (February 17) invited activists and scholars, including a former member of the Black Panther Party, to speak on their lifelong efforts for civil rights.

The event, “Revolutionizing the Struggle of Liberation: New York Members of the Black Panther Party,” and begins at 6 p.m. tonight in Old Main Brown Auditorium.

Featured speakers will include Sekou Odinga, a founding member of the Harlem Chapter of the Black Panther Party, déqui kioni-sadiki, a human rights activist, and Matt Meyer, a University of Massachusetts-Amherst scholar.

A question-and-answer session will follow the talk.

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