Council Online Member Event - Guest Speaker Program

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time: 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Speaker: Richard Reeves: Is America Dreaming? Understanding Social Mobility

Join us "Live" on Zoom on Wednesday, September 23 for the Council's first member event of the 2020-2021 membership year. We will welcome Author Richard Reeves (with the Brookings Institute)...who will offer a thought-provoking presentation...Is America Dreaming?  Understanding Social Mobility. This presentation will examine the role of diversity and an individual's ability to rise above certain factors in life to move forward in terms of socio-economic factors.

Use the following link to register for this program: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About Richard Reeves: 

Richard V. Reeves is a senior fellow in Economic Studies with the Brookings Institute, where he holds the John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair. Richard is Director of the Future of the Middle Class Initiative and co-director of the Center on Children and Families.

A former European Business Speaker of the Year, Richard speaks on a range of issues including economic inequality, the future of the middle class, respect and relationships, and men and masculinity. In September 2017, Politico magazine named Richard one of the top 50 thinkers in the U.S.

Richard writes for a wide range of publications, including the Atlantic, National Affairs, Democracy Journal, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He is the author of Dream Hoarders(Brookings Press, 2017), and John Stuart Mill – Victorian Firebrand, an intellectual biography of the British liberal philosopher and politician.

A Brit-American, Richard was director of strategy to the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister from 2010 to 2012. Other previous roles include director of Demos, the London-based political think-tank; social affairs editor of the Observer; principal policy adviser to the Minister for Welfare Reform, and research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research. He is also a former European Business Speaker of the Year. Richard has a BA from Oxford University and a PhD from Warwick University.

A quick word about 2020-2021 dues renewals!  The Council is working to upgrade its website to a new level which will move member renewals online allowing members to pay dues with  a credit card. For those who prefer to use a check, that option will remain available. We are currently working with our bank to make the payment connections to our website. Once that is complete, members will receive an email about how to renew. The renewal area of the site may not be available until after Labor Day.  Dues for renewing members will be at the rate of $175 which reflects consideration that two of our dinner from last year were cancelled due to COVID.  New members (who will also be able to apply and pay via the website) will be accepted at the regular annual rate of $230. 

Thank you and stay tuned!


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