Janesville: An American Story with Amy Goldstein

Back to all events

11/15/2017
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Building 3, Monroe A & B
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Come and listen to a Washington Post reporter's intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, Paul Ryan's hometown, and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class.

The reporting of Amy Goldstein takes the reader deep into the lives of autoworkers, educators, bankers, politicians, and job re-trainers to show why it's so hard in the twenty-first century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class.

This is not just a Janesville story or a Midwestern story; it is an American story.

Goldstein grew up in Henrietta, NY and has been a staff writer for 30 years at the Washington Post. 

Attachments:
amy goldstein_2017 poster.pdf

SPONSOR: Office of Student Life &Leadership Development and The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library
CONTACT: Jodi Oriel