Annual Community Luncheon

Robert Reich 2Prof. Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, will speak on “Inequality and the New Billionaire Political Bosses” at our September 4, 2014 Community Luncheon.  The luncheon will be at Hs Lordships, 199 Seawall Drive, Berkeley Marina.

Another highlight of the luncheon will be the presentation of the annual “Spirit of the League” awards.  This year they go to the Y-Scholars program at the YMCA, which assists first generation and at-risk high schoolers with an intensive program to help them prepare for acceptance into college; and to Adena Ishii, a recent Cal graduate active in civic affairs who led and expanded a program designed to help community college students transitioning to Cal.

Prof. Reich’s notable career includes serving as President Clinton’s Secretary of Labor, and on President Obama’s economic transition team as he took office.  Reich came to the Goldman School in 2006 after teaching at Brandeis University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.  At Berkeley, he teaches a very popular undergraduate course, “Wealth and Poverty” that examines why the distribution of wealth in the U.S. has changed so radically.

Prof. Reich is a frequent television guest commentator, can be heard on public radio’s “Marketplace”, and has written thirteen books.  His documentary film, “Inequality for All”, was released in 2013.

The Sept. 4 luncheon will begin at 11:30 am with meet and greet time; lunch will be served at noon and the event will be concluded at 1:30 pm.  There will be some opportunity for questions from the floor and to buy Prof. Reich’s books and books on related topics.

The menu choices are Roasted Salmon, Cobb Salad or Mushroom Ravioli.  Meals include dessert and iced tea or hot coffee. You will be able to buy wine or other drinks at the cash bar.

There may be limited tickets available at the door.

 

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