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Title: Book Talk "The Atlas of California: Mapping the Challenge of a New Era"
START DATE: Friday March 07
TIME: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details:
San Jose Peace & Justice Center
48 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Event Type: Speaker
Contact NameShelby Minister
Email Addresscoordinator [at] sanjosepeace.org
Phone Number408-297-2299
Address48 South 7th St., San Jose, CA 95112
About the book: California is at a crossroads. For decades a global leader, inspiring the hopes and dreams of millions, the state has recently faced double-digit unemployment, multi-billion dollar budget deficits and the loss of trillions in home values. This atlas brings together the latest research and statistics in a graphic form that gives shape and meaning to these numbers. It shows a new California in the making, as it maps the economic, social, and political trends of a state struggling to maintain its leadership and to continue to offer its citizens the promise of prosperity.

Among the world’s largest economies, California is the nation’s agricultural powerhouse, high tech crucible and leader in renewable energy. The state is the most populous and most diverse state in the continental U.S. Yet its infrastructure is coming under increasing pressure. Water supply systems are strained, the legendary highways are over capacity, and the celebrated system of public schooling is unable to offer affordable quality education at all levels. Health and welfare services, particularly for the poor, needy, disabled, and seniors, are at great risk.

This indispensable resource gives readers the tools they need to understand the transformation as California attempts to forge a new identity in the midst of unprecedented challenges.

Authors Richard A. Walker and Suresh K. Lodha will be here to discuss their new book and sign copies.

RICHARD WALKER is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written on a diverse range of topics in geography. His books include The Capitalist Imperative (1989), The New Social Economy (1992), The Conquest of Bread (2004) and The Country in the City (2007). He is currently working on books on the history and geography of the Bay Area and the political economy of California.

Suggested Donation $5-10, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Sponsored by San Jose Peace & Justice Center



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