The Progressive Movement started as a response to industrialism during and after the Civil War, when our vast frontiers were being “tamed”, large cities were built, and business empires established. But with this also came corruption and the realization that not all Americans had an equal chance at the American Dream. Historically there were benchmarks such as Women’s Suffrage leading to their right to vote, the rejection of Social Darwinism, the emergence of muckrakers such as Upton Sinclair, professional social workers, the passage of the Interstate Commerce Act and the Sherman Antitrust Act. But how does the Progressive Movement manifest itself today? Where do we go from here? And what are specific things an individual can do to honor the values of progressive change?
Please join LAD as we are proud to present panel speakers Strider Benston, Ric Fitzgerald, Richard Juday, Bob Kinsey, Jonathan Singer, Padma Wick, as they discuss Progressivism today.