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Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

Monday, November 28, 2016

Reception and Book Signing – 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Student Life Center Lobby
Lecture – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Student Life Center Ballrooms

Drawing from his eye-opening book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, Harvard Kennedy School of Government Professor Robert D. Putnam examines and discusses the widening class-based opportunity gap among young people and the long-term effect on social mobility.

Putnam is heralded as America’s “poet laureate of civil society,” and Our Kids as a “must-read for all Americans concerned about the future of our children.

”Mark your calendar to join Putnam for this important presentation that will help us to better understand ourselves as a society, the implications of our past, and the faith and confidence we must embrace to ensure a brighter future.

Co-sponsored with the Department of Political Science and generous support provided by the Mary L. Armistead Fund for the Norman Thomas Lecture Series.

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-seated basis.Tickets and reservations are not issued for this event.

Parking is available in the 25th Avenue Garage, located near the intersection of 25th and Highland Avenues. Please use the Highland Avenue entrance and park in any non-reserved place.


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