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2 Items: Walk to School Day; and Robert Reich at Canada College

Good afternoon –

I want to share two great items with you.

  • First: next Wednesday is International Walk to School Day, and you’re encouraged to participate through your kids’ schools.
  • Second: don’t miss Robert Reich (former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration) speaking at Cañada College on October 17 – it’s a benefit for Cañada’s new social sciences student scholarship fund.

Please read below for the details on these two events!


~ malcolm


Redwood City School District Schools Celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 3, 2012

Redwood City 2020 in collaboration with the Redwood City School District (RCSD) will be joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 3, 2012.

Nearly 2,100 students from seven schools participated in our April 2012 Walk to School Day event and we’re looking to beat those numbers this year. Participating schools will be walking to school on Wednesday October 3rd along with parents, teachers, and community leaders. It begins with a walk from a designated start location, and will arrive at schools just before the start of class.

Throughout the US, International Walk to School Day is expected to include 5,000 schools from all 50 states. And, walkers from the US will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world.

Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.

Redwood City 2020, Redwood City School District, and the San Mateo County Office of Education are organizing the event. For additional local details, please contact Alonso Barahona at 650-423-2299 or

You can also visit these sites for more information:


Robert Reich to Speak at Cañada College on October 17

Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration, will speak at Cañada College on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

The title of Reich’s talk is “The 2012 Election, the Lousy Economy, Jobs and Everything Else You want to Know About the Future.” All proceeds from the event will benefit the new social sciences student scholarship fund at Cañada.

Reich’s talk will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Main Theater on the Cañada campus, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. General admission tickets are $20 or $10 for students (student ID will be checked at the door). Parking is free.

A special reception with Reich will be held at Cañada Vista from 6 to 7 p.m. It includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to meet Reich. The price to attend both the reception and the talk is $40.

More information and tickets are online at

Time Magazine named Reich one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written 13 books, including the best sellers, “Aftershock” and “The Work of Nations.” His latest, “Beyond Outrage” is now out in paperback. The Cañada College Bookstore will be selling copies of his books at the event.

During his tenure in the Clinton Administration, Reich implemented the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), successfully promoted increasing the minimum wage, successfully lobbied to pass the School-to-Work Jobs Act, and launched a number of job training programs.


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