“Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area”: RFA Distinguished Lecture – April 20

RFA Distinguished Lecture Series

The Retired Faculty Association and the USC Emeriti Center invite you to an RFA Distinguished Lecture

Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area

Richard A. Walker, Professor Emeritus of Geography,  University of California, Berkeley

The Bay Area is currently the jewel in the crown of capitalism – the tech capital of the world and a gusher of wealth from the Silicon Gold Rush. It has been generating jobs, spawning new innovation, and spreading ideas that are changing lives everywhere.  So what could go wrong?  There is a dark side of success:  overheated bubbles and crashes; inequality and underpaid workers;  a boiling housing crisis, displacement and environmental damage; and complicity with the worst in American politics.

Friday, April 20, 2018

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m
University Religious Center (“Fishbowl”), 835 West 34th Street, USC

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
A light lunch will be served.  There is no charge for this event.

 RSVP Requested:  https://bit.ly/Lecture4-20 or call 213-740-7122