Ben Hecht - Reclaiming the American Dream: Proven Solutions for Creating Economic Opportunity for All — in conversation with Lee Hockstader

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

As president and CEO of Living Cities, Hecht has seen how economic disparity wreaks havoc with lives and communities. He’s also seen how local leaders can take action to address the root causes of inequality themselves, rather than waiting for policiy changes from above. Drawing on his decades of working directly with low-income neighborhoods, Hecht presents a series of case studies from throughout the country that focus on real problems and real solutions. From improving educational opportunites to strengthenging civic engagement to enfranchising women and people of color and supporting start-up businesses, Hecht shows that we know how to create conditions where everyone can prosper, we just need to implement these proven strategies.

Hecht will be in conversation with Lee Hockstader, a member of The Washington Post’s editorial board since 2004. He writes on a variety of subjects, including immigration, politics, voting rights, foreign affairs, and state and local issues in Virginia, Maryland and elsewhere.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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$28.99
ISBN: 9780815734888
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Published: Brookings Institution Press - May 29th, 2018

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