The Lost Ethical Language of New Deal Public Works
The Living New Deal has been identifying, mapping, and interpreting the vast physical matrix of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal for over a decade. Like those of a lost civilization, these artifacts speak to us in a language we have been made to forget of a time when government was designed to serve all of its citizens rather than those who could afford to buy it.
Dr. Gray Brechin received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley. He is the author of the best-selling book Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin (UC Press, 1999) and is the founder and Project Scholar of the Living New Deal hosted by the UC Berkeley Department of Geography.
Note: this talk was originally scheduled for October 17.
Admission is $10 for the general public. Free for OLLI members and UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff.