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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Friday, April 13 • 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Founders Luncheon: An American Story Now Open

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Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Goldstein has spent years immersed in Janesville, Wisconsin where the nation’s oldest operating General Motors plant shut down in the midst of the Great Recession, two days before Christmas of 2008. Now, with intelligence, sympathy, and insight into what connects and divides people in an era of economic upheaval, she makes one of America’s biggest political issues human. Her reporting takes the reader deep into the lives of autoworkers, educators, bankers, politicians, and job re-trainers to show why it’s so hard in the twenty-first century to recreate a healthy, prosperous working class.

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James Fallows

National Correspondent, The Atlantic
JAMES FALLOWS has been a national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly for more than thirty years. His work has also appeared in Slate, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, and The New Yorker, among other publications. He is a former editor of U.S. News & World... Read More →

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Amy Goldstein

Staff Writer, Author, The Washington Post, Janesville: An American Story
Amy Goldstein is a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer at The Washington Post, where much of her work over 30 years has focused on social policy. She is the author of Janesville: An American Story, a close-up of a small Midwestern city that lost a slew of jobs when the nation’s... Read More →

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Royer Caramanis & McDonough

The attorneys of Royer, Caramanis & McDonough have decades of experience assisting clients in a wide range of legal specialties. We take personal interest in our clients and strive to provide efficient, effective and responsive representation in addressing their legal needs.


Friday April 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Hamilton's 101 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902


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