Lunch with Dr. Scott Myers-Lipton
For our first luncheon of the new year, we're excited to welcome as our guest speaker Dr. Scott Myers-Lipton, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at San José State University. Dr. Myers-Lipton is the author of five books and lead author of the Silicon Valley Pain Index and Racial and Social Justice at San José State University. He serves as Director of the Teaching Social Action Institute and as an Advisory Board Member of the SJSU Human Rights Institute.
Along with his students, Dr. Myers-Lipton co-founded the successful effort to raise the minimum wage in San José from $8 to $10, and the Gulf Coast Civic Works Campaign, an initiative to develop 100,000 prevailing wage jobs for local and displaced workers after Hurricane Katrina. In total, he has supported his social action students as they have won 15 campaigns since 2006. In addition, Dr. Myers-Lipton has worked to help students develop solutions to poverty and inequality by taking them to live at homeless shelters, the Navajo and Lakota nations, the US Gulf Coast, and Kingston, Jamaica.
Dr. Myers-Lipton is the recipient of the Manuel Vega Latino Empowerment Award, San José/Silicon Valley NAACP Social Justice Award, the Elbert Reed Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Santa Clara County, the Changer Maker Award from the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, the Teaching Effectiveness Award from the SJSU College of Social Sciences, and the SJSU Distinguished Service Award. He lives with his wife, Diane, in San José.
We look forward to learning more about his work!
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