The 2016 Election: What Working Class Voters are Thinking

Panel Discussion | October 21 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 155 Dwinelle Hall

 Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology; Steven Hayward, Visiting Scholar, Institute of Governmental Studies

 Goldman School of Public Policy

A special Homecoming panel sponsored by the Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement and the Berkeley Forum.

The 2016 election results were a shock to many blue state residents across the country. White working class voters voted in droves for Donald Trump, leaving many wondering how this happened and if this meant a new status quo. In this panel, speakers discuss working class voters, their mindsets, and how our country can bridge its gaping political divide.

Featuring Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita, UC Berkeley, Department of Sociology and author of Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, and Steven Hayward, FoxNews commentator, visiting scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies and Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University.

This event is free and open to the public. Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations, including sign-language interpreters, should call (510) 642-5032. Please request accommodations as early as possible to assure the best possible arrangements.

 CA, hannahty@berkeley.edu, 510-6425032