Elizabeth Warren speaks to sellout crowd at Dominican

Elizabeth Warren, Senior Senator from the state of Massachusetts, spoke to a sellout crowd May 10 at Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage.

Senator Warren appeared in Angelico Hall to discuss her new book, A Fighting Chance.

Senator Warren, who grew up in a small town in Oklahoma and became a Harvard Law School professor, is recognized as one of the nation’s top experts on bankruptcy and the financial pressures facing middle class families. The Boston Globe called her “the plainspoken voice of people getting crushed by so many predatory lenders and under regulated banks.” TIME Magazine called her a “New Sheriff of Wall Street” for her oversight efforts.

A fearless consumer advocate, Senator Warren, at the age of 63, was elected to the United States Senate on November 6, 2012.  A favorite among liberal Democrats, she will make her only scheduled Northern California appearance on her current national book tour at Dominican.

In A Fighting Chance, a passionate, funny, rabble-rousing book, Senator Warren shows why she has chosen to fight tooth and nail for the middle class -- and why she has become a hero to all those who believe that America's government can and must do better for working families. It is her ninth book.

The speaker series, a cooperative effort between Dominican’s ILS and Book Passage, features some of the country's leading figures from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature. The series has entertained and educated thousands of Marin County and San Francisco Bay Area residents.

The ILS Spring 2014 Leadership Lecture Series was sponsored by Private Ocean, the oldest and largest privately-held wealth management firm in Marin County. Private Ocean’s commitment to community service has been a driving force behind its support of the lecture series.