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Apr 4: Michael and Mel in conversation
We're all getting a little stir crazy and looking for some human interaction, stimulating conversation, and a chance to get insight into the workings of our world.
The Patio Series has asked Mel Packer to join them to discuss his visit to Iran during the hostage crisis and, we hope, a bunch of other things.
Mel has a 40-year history of social, political, labor, and community activism. He did local and long distant truck driving while a member of Pittsburgh Teamster Locals 249 and 800, and was instrumental in the national leadership that founded Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU.) In the mid eighties, as heavy industry collapsed in Pittsburgh, Mel went to Community College of Allegheny County to retrain as a nuclear medicine technologist. In 1995, he finished a program at Essex Community College in Baltimore where he obtained his training as a physician assistant.
Mel has been and continues to be a principled and strong critic of our government's current economic, military, social, and environmental policies, not only nationally, but locally and regionally.
Do to current conditions, we will do this program on Zoom. If you haven't used Zoom before, please reach out for a tutorial.
Here's how to find the Zoom link! https://actionnetwork.org/events/a-conversation-with-mel-packer/