Questions of Work in Light of COVID-19 ft. Dan Graff, Ph.D.
The Signs of the Times Podcast
How has the pandemic impacted workers around the country? Who is most responsible for a healthy economy? What does a robust version of the common good look like? And what does a return to "normal" look like? We explore these questions and more in today's episode with Dan Graff, Ph.D., Director of the Higgins Labor Program and faculty joint appointment with the History Department and the Center for Social Concerns. The current pandemic has impacted everyone's work, but that work has been impacted in many different and distinct ways. A greater appreciation has been realized for the indispensable and often undervalued work that people perform. Dan shares that he is hopeful that the heightened visibility that comes with classifying ordinary workers as essential and realizing how essential they are could lead to the potential for policy changes that create a more robust safety net and security system for ordinary people. He also shares his views on how this pandemic could influence the workforce for years to come.
Ted and Ricky are joined by Professor Dan Graff of the Higgins Labor Program to run through the May schedule. Even with the truncated month, it's a hopping month with multiple screenings of the new bio-doc Hesburgh, the final performance of the Met Live season, Professor Pfinklepfunder's last appearance of the semester, and the 9th Annual Michiana Jewish Film Festival. The post The May Rundown with guest Dr. Dan Graff appeared first on DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
On What Grounds Can a Wage Be Just or Unjust? ft. Dan Graff, Ph.D.
The Signs of the Times Podcast
Dan Graff, Ph.D., the Director of the Higgins Labor Program at the Center, joins us today to discuss the question, on what grounds can a wage be just or unjust? It's a question he's been exploring through his work with the Just Wage Working Group which brings together scholars and students to pursue the fundamental question of “the just wage” from a variety of disciplinary and practitioner perspectives. The working group is inspired by Catholic social tradition which they use as a framework to ask questions such as: is everyone in the economy participating? does everyone have minimum decent standards of living? and does everyone have economic opportunities to advance and participate in the decisions that affect their lives? They are currently working on developing an online Just Wage Tool to further these questions and foster dialogue in an extremely polarizing environment. At the start of the episode Dan also shares the work of the Higgins Labor Program as a whole and we discuss the recent nation wide teacher strikes.
In this month's episode of Establishing Shot, Ted and Ricky breakdown the schedule with special guest Dr. Dan Graff, a close friend of and frequent collaborator with the Browning Cinema. The post The September Rundown with guest Dr. Dan Graff appeared first on DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.