Thursday, July 25, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Reclaiming Prosperity
Manuel Pastor

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Manuel Pastor
Civics, Media Library

BRANDNEWseiu-masthead-final webCan ensuring everyone has an equal chance at success actually lead to prosperity? Or do we have to trade fairness and equity for economic growth? University of Southern California Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity Professor Manuel Pastor discusses “just economics” in the third event of the ongoing Reclaiming Prosperity series focused on rebuilding economic security and prosperity for working people. A self-described “nerd for social justice,” Pastor says, “The American story is a story of individuals and what they do to get ahead, but it’s also a story of the public policies we put in place so people can realize their dreams … and told that way, I think we can make more change in this country.” Pastor, the co-author of Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America’s Metropolitan Regions and a well-known economist and expert on immigration; workforce demographics; and urban and regional movements for equity, economic opportunity, and growth, delves into what equity means and how reconnecting people can be the key to smart growth.

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