Forum for Economic Development Events
Michael F Moran Speaker Series: Edward McClelland
January 24th, 5:00pm
Edward McClelland, Author, Nothin; but Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times and Hope of America’s Industrial Heartland
Location: Carnegie Library-Homestead
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Edward McClelland, the author of Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black President and Nothin’ But Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times and Hopes of America’s Industrial Heartland, will be in Pittsburgh on Friday, January 24, 2014, 5pm, at the Homestead Library, to discuss issues surrounding the disappearing middle class. The latter book was inspired by the tearing down of a Fisher Body plant across from his Flint, Michigan high school. He will also hold a question and answer session and be available for a book signing reception before and after his talk. After getting his start in journalism at the Lansing State Journal, McClelland has worked as a staff writer for the Chicago Reader. His writings have also appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Columbia Journalism Review, Salon, Slate, and The Nation.
Admittance is free and seating will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis but pre-registration is requested. You may register below or by calling 412-330-8484.
The Michael Moran Speaker Series, a set of talks funded by the Forum for Economic Development, is designed to promote meaningful discussion and further action on the sources of long-term unemployment in Pittsburgh and how to aid the most hard-hit groups in southwestern Pennsylvania.