In honor of the Harvard Institute of Learning in Retirement’s 35th anniversary, the institute is hosting a forum on the American middle class moderated by Paul Solman of PBS NewsHour on Friday, April 27, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at First Parish Church, 3 Church Street,  Cambridge, Mass.

Admission is free and open to the public. The location is handicapped accessible. Call 617.495.4072 for further information.

The first session, “The long decline of the middle class and the great recession,” will be held 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. with panelists Frank Levy, professor of urban economics at Massachusetts Institute Technology; Joe Nocera, columnist for New York Times; and Edward Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania.

The second session, “Towards a more civil society: promoting citizen and government action,” will be from 1 to 3 p.m. with panelists Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures; Marshall Ganz, senior lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School of Government; and Edward Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania.

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