Event • Los Angeles, CA

Necessary Trouble: Sarah Jaffe and David Dayen

Join Nation Institute fellow Sarah Jaffe and journalist David Dayen as they discuss Jaffe’s new title from Nation Books, NECESSARY TROUBLE: Americans in Revolt.

The United States is witnessing a moment of unprecedented political engagement and social activism. Pundits who once fretted about Americans’ apathy have, in the last few years, borne witness to uprisings and protests across the country: the growth of the Tea Party, the successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, #BlackLivesMatter, Occupy Wall Street, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders. In NECESSARY TROUBLE, Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans from Seattle to St. Louis to Atlanta become activists.

Pundits and politicos missed the anger and outrage that was simmering under the surface in the U.S. before the election. We’ll talk about what comes next.

Learn more at: http://necessarytrouble.org/

Event is free and open to the public.

Sarah Jaffe is a reporting fellow at the Nation Institute and the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, and many other publications.

David Dayen is an economics and finance journalist who contributes to The Nation, The Intercept, and more. He is the author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize.