Media Advisory: Nov. 15 Savio Lecture moves to Sproul Plaza

UPDATE: Tomorrow’s Savio Lecture has been moved to Sproul Plaza

ATTENTION: Reporters covering politics, economics, higher education and demographics


The University of California, Berkeley’s 15th annual Mario Savio Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Robert Reich, former U.S. labor secretary and professor of public policy at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, on the topic of class warfare.

The event is free and open to the public.  


8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15.


Steps of Sproul Hall, Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley.


Reich is the author of 13 books, the most recent is “Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future and Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy and American Life.”  The Wall Street Journal in 2008 ranked him No. 6 on the list of the most influential business thinkers.

The Mario Savio Memorial Lecture honors the memory of the late Mario Savio, a spokesperson for the Free Speech Movement in 1964.  The program will include a presentation of the Mario Savio Young Activist Award in recognition of a young person working to build a more humane, just society.

Sponsors include the UC Berkeley Library, Goldman School of Public Policy, the Free Speech Movement Café and the Graduate Assembly.