A Conversation on American Opportunity: Where Do We Go From Here?
This event will be streamed through Zoom. Please register to receive your link to join.
Foreign Policy Expert, Academic, Author
Maintenance Planner Tech at Kellogg, President of BCTGM Local 50G
In America today, we are facing a critical mass of simultaneous upheavals: The fraying of our social, economic and healthcare systems during a global pandemic, a racial justice reckoning, climate anxiety and ever-expanding political division, all while being told that it is “time to get back to work.” Many Americans find themselves having to accept impossible wages, long hours and grueling conditions in exchange for a badge that has become increasingly condescending, “essential worker.” Where do we go from here?
In Fiona Hill’s new book There Is Nothing For You Here, she reveals how declining opportunity has set America on the grim path of modern Russia — and draws on her personal journey out of poverty, as well as her unique perspectives as an historian and policymaker, to show how we can return hope to our forgotten places.
On November 9th, join FOLCS for a virtual conversation on America’s divides, access to opportunity and how we can empower future generations with Fiona Hill, former U.S National Security Council official, and Dan Osborn, the president of BCTGM Local 50G who is leading the union strike against Kellogg.
Our New Ticketing Policy
It’s been 20 months since the pandemic shut down our in-person, ticketed events, forcing FOLCS (a non-profit entity) to go 100% virtual and to operate without any revenue from ticket sales. Nevertheless, during this time we have produced 41 events — all free of charge, open to the public and available to view on our website.
To help defray our costs, we have adopted a modest $5 ticket price for this and future events. 100% of your purchase will go toward our event expenses, including hosting platform subscriptions, promotion and paying our team who put these events together. Your ticket purchase will allow us to continue to program smart, witty and culturally important programs, which promote newly released films, books and music, support independent filmmakers, authors, musicians and other artists through our FOLCS Conversation and FOLCS Film Series. We've also brought you a new Virtual Film Club with special guests including Sharon Stone, Alan Zweibel and Mark Fuerestein to discuss culturally significant films that we believe are essential viewing.