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The Real Cost of Unemployment

Presented by The NEXT New York Conversation

Wednesday October 19 2011 • 7:00pm - 7:00pm ET
Available for viewing
In-person event


The NEXT New York Conversation explored THE REAL COST OF UNEMPLOYMENT – to individuals and families, personal and mental health, and to communities and the nation.  The NEXT New York Conversation is The Greene Space’s dialogue series featuring a collective of changemakers, newsmakers, tastemakers and New Yorkers, sharing their values about interesting topics that are reshaping, redefining, and re-imagining our world.

Host FARAI CHIDEYA welcomed  vibrant voices from the labor and finance fields to The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station’s innovative, street-level, multiplatform studio, to shine a light on and explore questions such as, “How are fluctuations in the job market for some and persistent unemployment for others affecting our lives?,” and “Will solutions come from the market, entrepreneurs, activists, politicians… or a mix from all groups?”.

Panelists included:

  • personal finance expert CARMEN WONG ULRICH, author of The Real Cost of Living and frequent contributor to outlets including the Today Show, CNN and MSNBC
  • investor RYAN MACK, author of Living in the Village, contributor to CNN, CNBC and The Huffington Post, the president of Optimum Capital Management, who teaches and mentors entrepreneurs
  • Columbia University Professor DORIAN WARREN, who studies labor markets with a focus on communities of color

A “Pink Slip Plus” mixer serving complimentary beer and wine will took place immediately before the program.  The reception was open to individuals looking for work, offering guests the opportunity to meet others, find new vision and gather inspiration to steer their careers in a new direction.

Leadership support for The NEXT New York Conversation is provided by MetLife Foundation

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