Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award: Free Speech in Angry Times
Lecture | November 19 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
The Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award are presented annually to honor the memory of Mario Savio (1942-1996), a spokesperson for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement of 1964, and the spirit of moral courage and vision which he and countless other activists of his generation exemplified; to promote the ideas and values he struggled to advance throughout his life; and to recognize and encourage young activists striving to build a more humane and just society.
About the speaker:
Robert B. Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. 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 fifteen books, including the best sellers "Aftershock," "The Work of Nations," "Beyond Outrage," and, his most recent, "The Common Good," which is available in bookstores now. 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." He's co-creator of the Netflix original documentary "Saving Capitalism," which is streaming now.
Free admission. Open to the public; first come, first served.