All book series events are at the AFL-CIO, 815 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC
Join us for ourFall Book Seriesfeaturing well-known authors discussing their latest books on voter suppression, the American Dream and more.
Bring your lunch and come join in a lively discussion. Drinks will be provided. Books available for purchase and author signing.
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2 p.m.
Who Stole the American Dream? Can We Get It Back?
By Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith
An eye-opening account of how the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas. Co-sponsored with the Economic Policy Institute.
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1 p.m.
The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans’ Right to Vote
Panel discussion with author Tova Andrea Wang, Clarissa Martínez of the National Council of La Raza and Carmen Berkley of Generational Alliance. Moderated by AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker.
An examination of efforts to suppress voting and alternatives to increase voter turnout.
Friday, Sept. 28, 12 noon
The Betrayal of the American Dream (New York Times Bestseller)
By Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele
How America’s middle class has been systematically impoverished and its prospects thwarted in favor of a new ruling elite.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m.
What’s the Matter with White People? Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was
By Joan Walsh
How scapegoat politics is dividing America and bankrupting the middle class.