Join Nation Institute fellow Sarah Jaffe and journalist Susie Cagle 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.
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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.
Susie Cagle has written and drawn about politics and policy for the New York Times, the Guardian, ProPublica, and many others. She was previously a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford. She lives in Oakland with several sketchbooks that still smell like tear gas.RSVP