Popular progressive movement leader Robert Reich will discuss his latest book, The System: Who Rigged it, How We Fix It, and other topics in a free, 30-minute livestream interview with Progressive Forum founder Randall Morton, Thursday October 1 at 12:30 pm CT. Robert Reich was the 22nd Secretary of Labor and co-founder of Inequality Media.
Registration for the livestream is free at The Progressive Forum website, ProgressiveForumHouston.org, where users can watch the interview, which will also stream on YouTube and Facebook.
The book, The System, will be available at a 15% discount for $20.40, through October 15 at independent bookshop Blue Willow, which is also donating a portion of the proceeds to The Progressive Forum.
“Just ahead of the presidential election, Robert Reich’s perspective is extremely timely,” said Randall Morton, founder of The Progressive Forum and host of the livestream interview. “Our interview will cover Reich’s urgent analysis of how the average citizen can take back a system that favors wealth and power. And we’ll discuss election news plus opportunities in a post-Covid economic recovery.”
|Click here to purchase at a 15% discount for $20.40, now until October 15. We thank Blue Willow Bookshop for donating a portion of proceeds to The Progressive Forum.|
The publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, says about the book: “With his characteristic clarity and passion that has gained him millions of followers on social media, Secretary Reich’s book discusses how wealth and power have interacted to install an elite oligarchy, eviscerate the middle class, and undermine democracy.”
Robert B. Reich is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served four presidents, including Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, under whom he served as Secretary of Labor. For President Obama, he was a member of his economic advisory board. Time magazine named him among the “10 Best Cabinet Members of the Century.” The Wall Street Journal placed him sixth on its list of “Most Influential Business Thinkers.” Robert Reich has written 15 books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into 22 languages. He co-created the award-winning films, Inequality for All and Saving Capitalism, both of which are streamable. He blogs at robertreich.org.
About The Progressive Forum
The Progressive Forum is the nation’s only lecture series expressly dedicated to progressive values. The Progressive Forum became Houston’s largest speaker organization during its first nine years, averaging 1,000 people per event. After a hiatus of three-and-a-half years, The Progressive Forum relaunched in the fall of 2017, presenting Anthony Romero, executive director of the ACLU; leading climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe on recovering from Harvey in the spring of 2018; and the 68th Secretary of State John Kerry in the fall of 2018.
The Progressive Forum was founded by Randall Morton in 2005 by presenting Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Houston Mayor Bill White in an event called “Our Environmental Challenges” at The Hobby Center. The history of The Progressive Forum includes milestones such as national book launches for Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, climatologist James Hansen’s Storms of My Grandchildren, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s My Beloved World, and the autobiography of Lester Brown’s Breaking New Ground. The Progressive Forum provided the film premiere of Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars, introduced by Robert Redford, who commissioned and narrated the documentary. An appearance by Gloria Steinem celebrated the 30th anniversary of the National Women’s Conference in Houston. The Progressive Forum also presented U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and two Supreme Court justices, Sonia Sotomayor and the late Justice John Paul Stevens. Other speakers have included Ken Burns, Rachel Maddow, Bill Moyers, Jared Diamond, and many more.
For more background on The Progressive Forum, go to ProgressiveForumHouston.org/about-us.
Robert Reich photo credit: Delaney Inamine