Luncheon and Book Signing with Batya Ungar-Sargon

May 14, 2024
12:00 pm
Palio Trattoria Italiana
640 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
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Woke to Unwoke

Please join us for an author’s luncheon
and book signing with
Batya Ungar-Sargon

Author of
Second Class: How the Elites Betrayed Working Men and Women

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
12pm
Palio Trattoria Italiana
640 Sacramento Street
San Francisco


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Who is the American working class? Do they still have a fair shot at the American Dream?

What do they think about their chances to secure the hallmarks of a middle-class life?

While writing this book, Batya Ungar-Sargon visited states across the nation to speak with members of the American working-class fighting tooth and nail to survive. In Second Class, working-class Americans of all races, political orientations, and occupations share their stories—cleaning ladies, health care aides, cops, truck drivers, fast food workers, electricians, and more. In their own words, these working-class Americans explain the struggles and triumphs of their increasingly precarious lives—as well as what policies they think would improve them. Second Class combines deep reporting with a look at the data and expert opinion on America’s emergent class divide, in which the most basic elements of a secure and stable life are increasingly out of reach for those without a college education.

BATYA UNGAR-SARGON is the opinion editor of Newsweek. Before that, she was the opinion editor of the Forward, the largest Jewish media outlet in America. She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, the New York Review of Books Daily, and other publications. She has appeared numerous times on MSNBC, NBC, the Brian Lehrer Show, NPR, and at other media outlets. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

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