Larry Gerston: California - The Not So Golden State
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Larry Gerston, Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Author, Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California
John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator
The author of numerous defining books on the subject of California, professor and political analyst Larry Gerston is widely recognized as a leading thinker on local public policy. In his latest book, Not So Golden After All: The Rise and Fall of California, Gerston takes us step-by-step through the economic, cultural and political factors contributing to California’s upsurge and historic fall from grace. Is the Golden State a lost utopian dream? Can California’s former glory be restored? Join us as Gerston takes an in-depth look at the issues that have driven California to its current state of disrepair.
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Time: 5:45 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program
Cost: $22 standard, $12 members, students free (with valid ID)