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November 2019

Book Talk – On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration

November 7, 2019 @ 5:10 pm - 6:00 pm
Social Research Library, Haviland Hall, 227 Haviland Hall #6000
Berkeley, CA 94720
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America’s high incarceration rates are a well-known facet of contemporary political conversations. Mentioned far less often is what happens to the nearly 700,000 former prisoners who rejoin society each year. On the Outside examines the lives of 22 people—varied in race and gender but united by their time in the criminal justice system—as they pass out of the prison gates and back into society. The book takes a clear-eyed look at the challenges faced by former prisoners as they try…

October 2019

The Triumph of Injustice: A Book Talk with Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman

October 30, 2019 @ 5:10 pm - 6:30 pm
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley, Bechtel Engineering Center,
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Social Science Matrix is honored to co-sponsor this upcoming book talk with authors and UC Berkeley economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, focused on their new book, The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay. The book presents a forensic investigation into a dramatic transformation that has taken place in recent decades: even as they became fabulously wealthy, the ultra-rich have had their taxes collapse to levels last seen in the 1920s. Eschewing anecdotes…

Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor

October 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
ESC-IFPTE Local 20, 810 Clay Street
Oakland, 94607 United States
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Join us for a conversation with book author and longtime New York Times labor correspondent, Steven Greenhouse. His latest book, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor, is an in-depth look at working men and women in America, the challenges they face, and how they can be re-empowered. About Beaten Down, Worked Up In an era when corporate profits have soared while wages have flatlined, millions of Americans are searching for ways to improve their lives, and they’re often…

April 2019

Author Talk – Scott L. Cummings on Blue and Green: The Drive for Justice at America’s Port

April 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
March 2019

Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area

March 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Room 370, Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon

March 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
February 2019

From Coors to California: David Sickler and the New Working Class

February 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital

February 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
April 2018

Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area

April 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

Hard Work Is Not Enough: Gender and Racial Inequality in an Urban Workspace

April 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
January 2018

In a Field of Patriarchy: Gender Politics and Freedom Dreams During the United Farm Worker Movement

January 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
October 2017

Gold Rush Stories: Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss, and Luck

October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
September 2017

Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City

September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte: Book Talk with David Bacon

September 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
March 2017

Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science

March 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
820 Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix at UC Berkeley, 820 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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