Reclaiming Prosperity is a Town Hall produced speaker series focused on transforming our economy and building a prosperous future for working people and their families.
Sat27Sep20147:30 – 8:45pmTown Hall Seattle: Great Hall; enter on 8th Ave.
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich recently commended Seattle for leading a long-overdue movement toward a living wage. Reich’s legacy as a voice for workers, a business thinker, and an author was recently amplified with the award-winning documentary “Inequality for All.” What implications does Seattle’s recently passed $15 minimum wage have for the future economics of the Puget Sound? Reich will discuss national income inequality trends, the effect they're having on the poorest of the poor, how the income gap is “undermining our democracy” — and why Seattle has gotten it right. Reich will be joined by an expert panel for an onstage Q&A. The author of Aftershock and Beyond Outrage, he is also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Presented by: Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Reclaiming Prosperity thread of the Civics series, presented with Working Washington. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.
Doors open: 6:00 p.m.