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Former Labor Secretary Reich to be speaker at CCAE

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert, who will be a speaker at the Center November 16. Photo courtesy of Delaney Inamine

Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor who served in three presidential administrations and is currently a professor at U.C. Berkeley, political commentator and author will give a keynote address as part of the Palomar College Student Equity Speaker Series. The event will be Friday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. at California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

Palomar College is presenting Secretary Robert Reich as part of its Student Equity Speaker Series focused on campus and community engagement around issues of equity and social justice. 

Reich is an expert on jobs and the economy. He has served three presidential administrations, written fifteen books and currently teaches at UC Berkeley.

An advocate of reforms that spread the benefits of economic growth, Reich co-founded Inequality Media, an online channel dedicated to raising awareness of economic inequality. Reich’s new book, “The Common Good,” explains Reich’s view of the fundamental purpose of a fair and just society.

This fall semester, 1,200 Palomar College students read “The Common Good” as part of their coursework and in preparation for Secretary Reich’s visit.

Tickets & RSVP: Palomar College students will receive first priority for tickets at will-call. Community members who would like to attend can request a ticket on-line at

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