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OG Westchester Weekly Speaker Program

Tuesday, July 26, 2022  11:00am  12:00pm


The Old Guard of Westchester is a not-for-profit organization, with roots that go back to 1954.  Old Guard members are residents of Westchester County and neighboring communities.  We are retired or semi-retired men who had careers such as businessmen, lawyers, doctors, managers, financiers, writers, teachers, and communication specialists.

We meet every Tuesday at the Westchester Society for Ethical Culture building in White Plains to socialize and listen to guest speakers on topics including local, regional and national social issues, economic and political topics, medicine and other science related subjects. Our programs are available to the public in person and via ZOOM Virtual Meetings.  For information regarding attendance at a specific event, and for ZOOM meeting information, please contact us via the following link Program Information

You can find more general information about our organization at following link - Old Guard of Westchester

This Week's Program:     American Democracy in Crisis

This Week's Speaker:     Jeanne Sheehan Zaino

About the Speaker:     Professor of Political Science
                                    Department of Political Science & International Studies
                                          Iona College


Location     Westchester Society for Ethical Culture, 7 Saxon Woods Road, White Plains, NY and via ZOOM Meetings
Extra Info    The public’s disenchantment with and distrust of American government is at an all-time high and who can blame them? In the face of widespread challenges – everything from record levels of personal and national debt and the sky-high cost of education, to gun violence, racial discrimination, an immigration crisis, overpriced pharmaceuticals, and much more – the government seems paralyzed and unable to act. The most recent example is Covid-19. It’s the deadliest pandemic in over a century. In addition to an unimaginable sick and death toll, it has left more than thirty million Americans unemployed. Despite this, Washington let the first round of supplemental unemployment benefits run out and for more than a month were unable to agree on a bill to help those suffering. This talk, based on Dr. Zaino’s book of the same name, delves into why we are in this situation.