Event • Washington, DC

Lapsis at DC Labor FilmFest

Followed by post- screening Livestream Q&A moderated by Sarah Jaffe, with Katie Parker, Administrative Organizer for NPEU, the Non Profit Employees Union and EPI Policy Analyst Margaret Poydock 

New York, an alternate present: the quantum computing revolution has begun and investors are lining their pockets in the quantum trading market. Building the network, though, requires miles of infrastructure to be laid between huge magnetic cubes by “cablers” — unprotected gig workers who compete against robots to pull wires over rough terrain. Queens delivery man Ray Tincelli is skeptical of new technology, and the buy-in to start cabling is steep, but he struggles to support himself and his ailing younger brother, who suffers from a mysterious illness. So when Ray scores a shady permit, he believes their fortunes may have finally changed. What he doesn’t expect is to be pulled into a conspiracy involving hostile cablers, corporate greed and the mysterious “Lapsis” who may have previously owned his permit. Called “a smart, class-conscious sci-fi parable” by The Hollywood Reporter, LAPSIS is a darkly comic and timely look at the gig economy and the failed utopian promises of big tech. Winner, Jury’s Choice Award, 2020 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival; Nominee, Best First Screenplay, 2021 Independent Spirit Awards. Official Selection, 2020 SXSW, Mill Valley Film Festival, Trieste Science+Fiction Festival and Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

Event • New York

Black Against Amazon: a Belabored and Black Work Talk Crossover

Just a few days after voting closes, historian Robin D. G. Kelley will join Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen, co-hosts of Dissent’s Belabored podcast, and Steven Pitts, host of the Black Work Talk podcast on Organizing Upgrade, to discuss the effort, its import, and what it has to say about the state of the Black working class today.

Event • London

Class Power on Zero-Hours with AngryWorkers and Sarah Jaffe

Tune in to hear AngryWorkers collective and Sarah Jaffe in-conversation with Ashok Kumar about the process of writing this unique account of the working conditions in and around London and evaluations of the effects of Covid-19.

Event • New York

Type Talk: Work Won’t Love You Back

Join us for a conversation between Type Fellows and authors Sarah Jaffe and Gary Younge on Jaffe’s new title from Bold Type Books, “Work Won’t Love You Back.”

Listen in and ask questions as they discuss why “doing what you love” is a recipe for exploitation and examine the “labor of love” myth.

Event • London

Media Democracy Festival

I’m joining the good folks at the UK Media Reform Coalition for a panel at the Media Democracy Festival, all online this year but still worth attending. The whole schedule is here.

Event • London

Sarah Jaffe in conversation with the IWGB

Join me along with workers from the games workers, charity workers, and yoga workers branches of IWGB union in the UK to talk about Work Won’t Love You Back, how employers weaponize the labor of love narrative, and how to challenge it.