Yinzercation presents a talk, public conversation, and book-signing with Bob Herbert, for the national launch of his new book: "Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America.” The book includes three chapters featuring our local Pittsburgh Yinzercation movement! The evening will feature a discussion moderated by Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist and associate editor.
Responding to the crippling Great Recession, austerity, and de-investment in the public good, Bob Herbert profiles ordinary Americans trying to rebuild their lives and our country, including the story of Pittsburgh’s own grassroots parent movement and its efforts to save public education in Pennsylvania from devastating state budget cuts. Join us for the national launch of this important new book, right here in Pittsburgh!
At McConomy Lecture Hall in Carnegie Mellon University’s Cohon University Center. Doors open at 5PM with student performances & children's activities; a moderated discussion and Q&A from 5:30-6:30, followed by a book signing. Free parking in the CMU garage after 5 p.m. (cars need to enter and exit at the gate near Beeler St. due to construction around the main entrance).
Hosted by Yinzercation (profiled in the book!), and co-sponsored by: Action United, American Federation of Teachers, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Great Public Schools Pittsburgh, OnePittsburgh, Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network, Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee, Pittsburgh Collaborative for Working Class Studies, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, Point Park University School of Communication, University of Pittsburgh English Department, and Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Arts in Society, Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE), English Department, and History Department.