Robert Reich to Speak at Cañada on Oct. 17

Thu, 13 September, 2012 at 8:38 am
Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration, will speak at Cañada College on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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The title of Reich's talk is "The 2012 Election, the Lousy Economy, Jobs and Everything Else You want to Know About the Future." All proceeds from the event will benefit the new social sciences student scholarship fund at Cañada.

Reich's talk will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Main Theater on the Cañada campus, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. General admission tickets are $20 or $10 for students. Parking is free.

Tickets can be purchased online at A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the night of the event beginning at 6:30 pm.

Time Magazine named Reich one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written 13 books, including the best sellers, "Aftershock" and "The Work of Nations." His latest, "Beyond Outrage" is now out in paperback. The Cañada College Bookstore will be selling copies of his books at the event.

Reich is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and is chairman of Common Cause. He is a frequent political commentator on television news programs including Hardball with Chris Matthews, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CNBC's Kudlow & Company, and APM's Marketplace.

During his tenure in the Clinton Administration, Reich implemented the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), successfully promoted increasing the minimum wage, successfully lobbied to pass the School-to-Work Jobs Act, and launched a number of job training programs.

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