Professor, author, and public figure Dr. Robert Reich will be honored on Friday, October 5, at 6:30-8pm, at the Women’s Faculty Club at UC Berkeley as part of the “Women and the Spirit of the New Deal” conference. The former U.S. Secretary of Labor will receive the Intelligence and Courage Award from the Frances Perkins Center, named for Frances Perkins, whom FDR appointed as the first female cabinet member. It was Perkins who said, “[…] a government should aim to give all of the people under its jurisdiction the best possible life.” The award and Reich’s remarks are a highlight of the 2-day conference, which features leading authors, scholars, historians, activists, and those in public life. The public is invited to attend for a donation to the Living New Deal. See more information and register here.