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"After reading the poignant, heartbreaking, defiant pages of BROKE, no one should question the need for a moral referendum on how policy is created in and for urban America" - Michael Eric Dyson
"A powerful answer to anyone who believes that austerity and job cuts are a necessary path to prosperity. At turns, heartbreaking, enraging, and inspiring" - Andrew Cockburn, Washington Editor, Harper's Magazine
BROKE is the urgent narrative of Detroit's bankruptcy and its aftermath. Kirshner asks, "How could policymakers hype bankrupcy as the solution to struggling cities without understanding the efficacy or basic consequences of its use?" In BROKE, Kirshner follows seven Detroiters as they navigate life during and after their city's bankruptcy. Reggie loses his savings trying to make a habitable home for his family. Cindy fights drug use, prostitution, and dumping on her block. Lola commutes two hours a day to her suburban job. For them, financial issues are mired within the larger ramifications of poor urban policies, negligence on the State and Federal levels, and the root causes of a city's fiscal demise.
BROKE was named a November must-read by Salon.
Jodie Adams Kirshner is a research professor at New York University. She also teaches bankruptcy law at Columbia Law School. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, past term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a technical advisor to the Bank for International Settlements. Until 2014, Kirshner was a law professor at Cambridge University, where she was deputy director of the Cambridge LLM program, deputy director of the Cambridge Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law, and a fellow of Peterhouse College. Kirshner received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and graduate degrees in law and in journalism from Columbia University.
The doors will open at 6:30 pm (please do not arrive earlier) and the evening will begin with a wine and cheese reception. The talk will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
An independent bookseller will be present to make copies of BROKE available for purchase, and a booksigning will follow the talk.
Advance registration is REQUIRED. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Special thanks to Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu P.C.
and to Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation
Members, Register Here
Purchase tickets $5.00 Members & Friends
Overlooking the picturesque Marina del Rey harbor, Cafe del Rey offers a truly remarkable networking experience with coastal-inspired cuisine in an elegant seaside setting. This "Best Ocean-View Restaurant" (Food Network) has received The Argonaut's "Best of the Westside" for four years as well as an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Mix and mingle with SoCal's brightest achievers this March with The Ivy Plus Society. We look forward to seeing you there.
Business Attire, Must be 21+ with valid I.D.
20% off promo: 2020ALUMNI
Named after the infamous mile-long stretch in downtown Chicago, Rush Street Culver City is our end of March destination. For the first time ever, The Ivy Plus Society invites you to meet us at their music-driven Upper Lounge, located on the 2nd floor. Experience Chi-Town vibes as you network the night away with the finest and brightest in tech, entertainment, finance, marketing, education, health, and more!
Must be 21+ with valid I.D.
Attire: Business Attire
20% off promo: 2020ALUMNI
Parking: First hour free in parking structures (Watseka and Cardiff lots), additional $1 per 30 minutes. Max $12.
Valet: $8 per car, station is in front of neighboring restaurant.