Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Saving Capitalism: Film Screening and Q&A

Doors at 5:30PM Add to Calendar

Location

Chevron Auditorium, I-House

Description

Join the Goldman School of Public Policy, Chancellor's Professor and Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Public Policy Robert Reich, and the Directors and Producers of Saving Capitalism for the Berkeley premiere of Professor Reich's latest documentary.

Now is a pivotal moment in American history. In his upcoming documentary Saving Capitalism, Robert Reich steps out of the liberal bubble, and goes on a road trip through the heartland of America. This is a journey within a journey — the emotional journey of Robert Reich traveling through America in the hopes of finding common ground, and the intellectual journey of discovering what American Capitalism is in time to save it.

The time is critical. We are as divided politically and economically as at any moment in recent memory. At tipping points like this, the anger can be focused positively -- towards constructive reform -- or negatively towards demagogues and fear-mongering. That’s why Robert Reich hits the road, to discuss the economy with the people that don’t normally hear Reich talk. It’s about getting a message to people that need to hear it at this critical time in our nations history.

Robert B. Reich is the Chancellor's Professor and Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written fourteen books, including the best sellers Aftershock, The Work of Nations, Beyond Outrage, and, his most recent, Saving Capitalism. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine, chairman of Common Cause, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and co-creator of the award-winning documentary, Inequality for All.

While there is no charge for tickets, a ticket is required to attend. Tickets go on sale at noon on 11/13 at this link. Tickets are general admission.

Doors open at 5:30. Screening begins at 6:00pm, with Q&A immediately following. 

Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations, including sign-language interpreters, should email hannahty@berkeley.edu. Please request accommodations as early as possible to assure the best possible arrangement.