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Palm Springs Speaks presents Secretary Robert Reich

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Palm Springs Speaks presents Secretary Robert Reich


Robert B. Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written fifteen books, including the best sellers Aftershock, The Work of Nations, and Beyond Outrage, and, his most recent, Saving Capitalism. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine, chairman of Common Cause, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and co-creator of the award-winning documentary, “Inequality For All.” Reich’s newest book is The Common Good. He’s co-creator of the Netflix original documentary “Saving Capitalism,” which is streaming now.


About Our Benefactor Sponsors

Formed in 1971, the Friends of the Palm Springs Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support the Library in providing world-class service to the community through the purchase of books, movies, music, the visual arts, furnishings and electronic equipment by advocating for funding, gifts and memorials. The Friends raise awareness about the library and are the link between the Library and the community and its elected officials. The Friends support programs that encourage reading, literacy, culture and the arts as well as volunteer-based activities to support our greater community.

The Palm Springs Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.


Lucie Arnaz-actor, singer

Tracy Conrad – Palm Springs Cultural Center Board member

Sid Craig – Former Theatrical Agent, Community Organizer

Frank Goldstin – MOMENTOUS Events

Ellen Goodman – Executive Director, PSUSD Foundation

Barbara Keller – Owner, LULU

Geoff Kors – Palm Springs City Council member

Becky Kurtz – Executive Director, Desert Town Hall

Andrew Neiderman – Author

Tim Parrott – Former Executive Director Of Desert Town Hall

Susan Rosser – Co-founder Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Board, Committee member Rancho Mirage speaker series

Ric & Rozene Supple – Philanthropists, Owners of Camelot Theater

Jacqueline Wachs – President, Friends of the Palm Springs Library

Lisa Vossler Smith – Executive Director, Modernism Week

Kim Waltrip – Producer

James Williamson – PSUSD Schools District Board


Ron Willison,Program committee

Michael C. Green, Palm Springs Cultural Center

Matt Christianson, Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs Cultural Center

Jeannie Kays, Director of Library Services, Palm Springs Public Library

Julie Warren, Public Relations & Library Services Manager, Palm Springs Public Library

                         BENEFACTOR SPONSORS






 Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

While there are no age minimums, we do expect this to be an event suitable for adults.  Parental guidance is suggested.

What can I bring into the event?

No food or drinks are allowed in Richards Center for the Arts, except bottled water.  Light refreshments will be sold in the lobby prior to the event but must be consumed in the lobby.  As this is a public school, alcohol is not allowed on campus.

What time does the event begin?  My ticket time says 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

VIP Reception begins at 6:00 p.m.  This start time is only for those with VIP tickets.  If you have VIP tickets, you will attend the VIP Reception from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and then have plenty of time to find your seat for the start of the show at 7:30 p.m. VIP Reception is on the stage of the Richards Center for the Arts.

Robert Reich’s lecture begins at 7:30 p.m.  If your ticket type is Rear Reserved, General Admission, Premium Reserved, ADA Rear, ADA General, or ADA Premium these ticket holders should be at the Richards Center for the Arts, checked in, and in their seats by 7:30 p.m.

Now that I know what time the event begins, when should I arrive?

We think that you should allow plenty of time to find parking and walk to the venue.  For the VIP Reception, please arrive around 5:45 p.m.  For the 7:30 p.m. show, you should plan to arrive about 45 minutes early.  We are expecting nearly 900 attendees so please be patient at check in.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. but you should allow extra time to get checked in and have time to purchase extra books, snacks, or water.

Will you have alcohol at the VIP Reception?

No. Our venue, Richards Center for the Arts is on a public school campus. No alcohol is permitted.

How long is this event?

We expect Robert Reich’s lecture to be about an hour. With book signing, we can expect to be finished by around 9:30 p.m.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is an extremely small parking lot in front of the Richards Center for the Arts on Ramon Road.  There is also a small lot behind the venue, also on Ramon Road.  We recommend that you seek parking on the Baristo Road side of Palm Springs High School.  There is ample parking on that side and gates will be open so you can walk through the campus to the auditorium. The address for your GPS, Uber, Lyft, etc. is 2401 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262.  Volunteers will guide you to the theater.


Do I need to bring my ticket?

To speed up the process, we highly encourage you to bring your paper ticket.  You should be able to access and reprint your tickets through the link at the bottom of this email.

 If you purchased tickets for others, please coordinate with your party prior to arrival.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


What if I have a problem with the seat assigned to me?

Since seats were assigned at purchase, we will not have the ability to modify your seat assignment.  We apologize.

Will I get a free book?

Yes. We will provide his book “The Common Good.” Our book selection is always at the request of the author or their publisher.

We will also have a variety of Robert Reich’s books for sale by Follett Books from College of the Desert. Cash or credit is accepted.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email: cGFsbXNwcmluZ3NzcGVha3MgfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ==

Phone: 760-624-8752 or 760-218-5080

What's the refund policy?

All sales are final.
Ticket Information Ticket Price
VIP Reception @ 6:00 p.m. USD 150
Premium Reserved @ 7:30 p.m. USD 95
General Admission @ 7:30 p.m. USD 60
Rear Reserved @ 7:30 p.m. USD 30
ADA VIP Reception @ 6:00 p.m. USD 150
ADA General @ 7:30 p.m. USD 60
ADA Rear @ 7:30 p.m. USD 30

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