Seminars talk to address inequality, American Dream
Seminars at Steamboat presents its final policy talk of the 2016 season at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Strings Pavilion.
Richard Reeves, a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution and co-director of the Center on Children and Families, will present a talk titled “Inequality and the American Dream”
Free tickets are distributed at 4:45 p.m., and doors will open at the same time.
Reeves’ research focuses on social mobility, inequality and family change. His Seminars talk will address opportunity in America, focusing on how easy or difficult it is for a child to climb the ladder and end up in a different, and hopefully better, place than his or her parents.
While Americans believe we live in the “land of opportunity,” it turns out we don’t have a lot of social mobility compared to some other advanced countries: Those who are born poor are likely to stay poor; similarly, those who were born rich are likely to stay rich.
Prior to joining the Brookings Institution, Reeves was director of strategy to the UK’s deputy prime minister. He is the author of “John Stuart Mill – Victorian Firebrand,” an intellectual biography of the British liberal philosopher and politician.
With co-author Isabel V. Sawhill, he was awarded the 2014 Best Policy Paper in the University of Pennsylvania’s annual Think Tank Awards. He is also a contributor to The Atlantic, National Affairs, Democracy Journal, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
KUNC public radio will air a one-hour, edited version of the talk at 9 p.m. Monday Aug. 29 at 88.5 FM. For more information about Seminars at Steamboat, visit seminarsatsteamboat.org.
Haymaker offers intro to golf clinic
Haymaker Golf Course is offering an introduction to golf clinic, taught by Haymaker PGA instructors in five group lessons.
Instruction will include etiquette, golf swing and course play.
The sessions are one hour each and will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 9, 11, 16, 18 and 23 at the golf course.
Cost of the clinic is $99.
For more information or to register, visit haymakergolf.com or call call 970-870-1846.
Sororo High School registration dates set
Soroco High School registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 and Tuesday, Aug. 16. The sessions are for students and parents who have questions or want to make changes to their academic schedules.
Jim Henson’s daughter to lead children’s workshop on cranes
The Yampa Valley Crane Festival will be sponsoring a special workshop for children, age 5 to 8, led by Heather Henson, daughter of Jim Henson and founder of Ibex Puppetry. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 as part of the Yampa Valley Crane Festival. Sign up is limited to the 20 kids.
Heather Henson will lead a playful exploration of the endangered Whooping and Sandhill Cranes in North America. In this workshop, children will create crane puppets, learn about migrational patterns, journey through the flyway and finish by learning crane dances, as they joyfully connect with the four directions and four elements of nature on this dance among cranes and humans.
Sign up for the free workshop at the Kids’ Desk at Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs.
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