Citizens' Rights Advocate Ralph Nader Coming to SSU

nader.jpeg"Fixing Our Broken Economy" is the topic of an upcoming lecture by political figure Ralph Nader, who will speak in the Sonoma State University Cooperage on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m., presented by Associated Student Productions (ASP).

Honored by Time Magazine as "One of the 100 Most Influential Americans of the Twentieth Century," and recently as "One of the 100 Most Influential Figures in American History" by The Atlantic, Nader is known for his 40-year political career, as well as for being a consumer advocate, author, lecturer and attorney.

Nader recently released his first novel, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us, which presents a "practical utopia," outlining improvements to society that America's most powerful figures could achieve if they pooled their resources toward a singular goal.

His message can be summarized by the following: "To go through life as a non-citizen would be to feel that there's nothing you can do, that nobody's listening, that you don't matter. But to be a citizen is to enjoy the deep satisfaction of seeing the prevention of pain, misery, and injustice."

Tickets for this special presentation are $10 for the general public, $5 for SSU faculty and staff, and free for SSU students. Purchase tickets at the on-campus Student Union, online at, or call (707) 664-2382.

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