Upcoming Events 2015

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FRANCES PERKINS CENTER
FrancesPerkinsCenter.org
207.563.3374 • inf0@FrancesPerkinsCenter.org •
PO Box 281 • Newcastle, ME 04553 •
UPCOMING EVENTS 2015
THE BETTA EHRENFELD
PUBLIC POLICY FORUMS
FROM THE FRANCES PERKINS CENTER
The second annual Betta Ehrenfeld Public Policy Forums will take place on July 23rd
at the Strand Theatre located in Rockland, Maine. The event will take place from 4:00-5:30
p.m. followed by a reception. The title of the program is The Demise
of the Middle Class: Is it real? Is it reversible? Is it inevitable?
Speakers include Lawrence Mishel, President of the Economic Policy Institute and author of
The State of Working America, Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of The American
Prospect magazine and professor of social policy at Brandeis University’s Heller School
and author of Debtors’ Prison: The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility, and Colin Woodard,
State and National reporter for the Portland Press Herald will serve as discussion moderator.
Each year the forum will address key policy area of Frances Perkins’ work
and how her advocacy would apply to contemporary economic and social problems.
In 2014 former congressman Barney Frank was the keynote speaker.
AFL-CIO HOSTS
FRANCES PERKINS CENTER AND
HEDRICK SMITH
If you are in the D.C. area on
Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
Please join us at AFL-CIO headquarters
from p.m.
Hedrick Smith will be speaking and
signing copies of his latest book,
Who Stole the American Dream?
The event will take place on the 8th floor
in the George Meany conference room,
overlooking the White House,
at the AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street NW.
NATIONAL HISTORIC
LANDMARK DESIGNATION
National Historic Landmark designation
ceremony will take place on June 13th
ROBERT KUTTNER
COLIN WOODARD
Photo courtesy of Greta Rybus
LAWRENCE MISHEL
Photo courtesy of Strand Theatre


PERKINS HOMESTEAD TOURS
In 2015 we continue our annual summer tours of the Newcastle Homestead
of Frances Perkins. Enjoy a day with us on guided tours of the 1837 Brick
House and historic district with its 57 acres of fields, gardens, and trails to
the Damariscotta River. The dates are: July 12, August 2, and September 13.
SEVENTH ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY
AND AWARDS CEREMONY
On August 14, the Frances Perkins Center will host the
Seventh Annual Garden Party and Awards Ceremony at
the Perkins Homestead in Newcastle, Maine. This historic
property was the life-long haven of Frances Perkins, and
the celebration is designed to both honor her, and the
accomplishments of those now championing her causes—
economic and social justice. This will be a very special
Garden Party as 2015 marks the 80th anniversary of the
signing of the Social Security Act.
Frances Perkins Center Board of Directors Chair Christopher
Breiseth, center, with award recipients at the 2014 annual
Garden Party. The Open Door Award was given to Lindsey
Davis, left, Director of Crisis Services at the Coalition for
the Homeless of New York City. The Steadfast Award was
presented to Christine Hastedt, Public Policy Director, Maine
Equal Justice of Augusta.
FRANCES PERKINS: •ITIE
Signing of Social Security Act, August 14, 1935
PERKINS
CENTER
FRAEESPERK&QNTER ORG
TUES-SAT10–æ
FRANCES PERKINS CENTER EXHIBIT
Ongoing June, July, August 2015 Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 2p.m. and by appointment
year-round.
Learn more about Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary,
Secretary of Labor under FDR, at the Frances Perkins Center in downtown
Damariscotta, exhibit is free andopen to the public June, July and August.
For more information visit www.francesperkinscenter.org
or call 207-563-3374.

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PERKINS HOMESTEAD TOURS
In 2015 we continue our annual summer tours of the Newcastle Homestead
of Frances Perkins. Enjoy a day with us on guided tours of the 1837 Brick
House and historic district with its 57 acres of fields, gardens, and trails to
the Damariscotta River. The dates are: July 12, August 2, and September 13.
SEVENTH ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY
AND AWARDS CEREMONY
On August 14, the Frances Perkins Center will host the
Seventh Annual Garden Party and Awards Ceremony at
the Perkins Homestead in Newcastle, Maine. This historic
property was the life-long haven of Frances Perkins, and
the celebration is designed to both honor her, and the
accomplishments of those now championing her causes—
economic and social justice. This will be a very special
Garden Party as 2015 marks the 80th anniversary of the
signing of the Social Security Act.
Frances Perkins Center Board of Directors Chair Christopher
Breiseth, center, with award recipients at the 2014 annual
Garden Party. The Open Door Award was given to Lindsey
Davis, left, Director of Crisis Services at the Coalition for
the Homeless of New York City. The Steadfast Award was
presented to Christine Hastedt, Public Policy Director, Maine
Equal Justice of Augusta.
FRANCES PERKINS: •ITIE
Signing of Social Security Act, August 14, 1935
PERKINS
CENTER
FRAEESPERK&QNTER ORG
TUES-SAT10–æ
FRANCES PERKINS CENTER EXHIBIT
Ongoing June, July, August 2015 Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 2p.m. and by appointment
year-round.
Learn more about Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary,
Secretary of Labor under FDR, at the Frances Perkins Center in downtown
Damariscotta, exhibit is free andopen to the public June, July and August.
For more information visit www.francesperkinscenter.org
or call 207-563-3374.