Robert Reich will discuss "The 2012 Election, the Lousy Economy, Jobs and Everything Else You Want to Know About the Future" at a special fundraiser to benefit the Cañada College Social Sciences Student Scholarship Fund.
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 (student ID will be checked at the door). Parking is free.
A special reception with Reich will be held at Cañada Vista from 6 to 7 p.m. It includes wine, hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to meet Reich. The price to attend both the reception and the talk is $40.
Tickets can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets (http://canadacollegerobertreich.bpt.me/)
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.