Senator Elizabeth Warren to speak at MHC

Senator Elizabeth Warren © Kelly Campbell

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Democrat from Massachusetts, will join the Mount Holyoke College community to discuss her newest book, “This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class.” Books will be available for purchase.

About the Book

Warren had become one of the country’s leading progressive voices and an increasingly influential public policy figure when she was elected the U.S. senator from Massachusetts in 2012.

A prominent scholar in the area of bankruptcy law, she was frequently interviewed by the media on the economy and personal finance. Her work in the federal government included serving as overseeing the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) following the 2008 financial crises. She was an advisor to President Barack Obama, and her consumer protection advocacy work led to the conception and establishment of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The author of 10 books, Warren’s 2014 memoir, “A Fighting Chance,” was a New York Times bestseller.

Warren’s latest book, “This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class,” to be published on April 18, 2017, by Henry Holt/Metropolitan Books, traces the development of the middle class from the New Deal to the Trump administration. Interwoven are stories from her work as a senator and her outline for how to proceed under the new president.

“Washington works great for the rich and powerful who can hire armies of lawyers and lobbyists, but it is not working very well for everyone else,” Warren said in a statement. “America’s once-solid middle class is on the ropes, and now Donald Trump and his administration seem determined to deliver the knockout punch. At this perilous moment in our country’s history, it’s time to fight back — and I’m looking for more people to join me.”

To Attend

A limited number of free tickets will be available to Mount Holyoke students, faculty and staff on a first-come first-served basis. One ticket per MHC ID. Tickets will be available on Wednesday, March 29, at 8:00 a.m. Log in and select the purchase tab and then select your appropriate ticket, whether student or faculty/staff.

A limited number of tickets will also be available for purchase through the Odyssey Bookshop.

Note: Mount Holyoke ticket holders will use their MHC ID as their ticket. You must have your MHC ID in hand to enter the venue. Any ticket holder not in line by 6:45 p.m. on Friday, April 21, is not guaranteed admission. In essence, their ticket is no longer valid and those in the wait line with a valid MHC ID will be allowed admission on a first-come, first-served basis.  No large bags, such as book bags, will be allowed into Chapin.

To View

Mount Holyoke is offering two opportunities to view the Senator’s talk: an on-campus overflow space and the option to stream it live on a device.

Gamble Auditorium, overflow space to view a live webcast
Doors to Gamble Auditorium will open to MHC students, faculty, staff, alumnae and the local public at 6:30 p.m. All those interested in watching in Gamble should line up outside the Art Museum front entrance. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information regarding the event Livestream will be sent via email to the Mount Holyoke Community.


There will be no parking on the Mary Woolley circle beginning at 7 a.m. the day of the event.  Attendees are encouraged to park in the grass lot at the corner of Morgan Street and College Street or in the the Gorse lot on Morgan Street across from Creighton Hall.


Please contact the Office of Student Programs at or 413-538-2478.

This event is co-hosted with the Odyssey Bookshop.

Elizabeth Warren

Photo of Senator Elizabeth Warren, copyright Kelly Campbell

Elizabeth Warren is the senior U.S. senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic party. A former Harvard Law School professor, she is the author of 10 books, including her 2014 memoir “A Fighting Chance,” a national bestseller that received widespread critical acclaim. One of the country’s most influential progressives, Warren has long been a champion of working families and the middle class. The mother of two and grandmother of three, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, Bruce Mann.