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Troublemakers Reading Night: Pre-Launch for Necessary Trouble

Sarah Jaffe’s book NECESSARY TROUBLE: Americans in Revolt is out in August. On July 12 Nation Books and Dissent invite you to raise a glass and hear Sarah give a special advance reading from the book, along with readings from some of Sarah’s favorite troublemakers—Melissa Gira Grant, E. Tammy Kim, Victoria Law, and Kate Aronoff.

Sponsored by Nation Books/The Nation Institute and Dissent magazine.

Sarah Jaffe is a Nation Institute fellow and independent journalist. She is the cohost of Dissent of Dissent’s Belabored podcast.

Melissa Gira Grant covers sexual politics and human rights. She’s a columnist for Pacific Standard, and her reporting and commentary has appeared in The Nation, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, VICE, Wired, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Dissent, among other publications. She’s the author of Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work.

E. Tammy Kim writes journalism and essays. She’s on the editorial staff of The New Yorker and previously worked in the web features department of Al Jazeera America. In a previous life, she was a social justice lawyer and rabble-rouser.

Victoria Law is a freelance journalist who focuses on the intersections of incarceration, gender and resistance. Her first book, “Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women,” examines organizing in women’s jails and prisons across the country. Her next book, tentatively titled “Your Home is Your Prison,” critically examines proposed “alternatives” to incarceration and explores creative and far-reaching solutions to truly end mass incarceration. She’s also a proud parent of a NYC public high school student.

Kate Aronoff covers social movements, energy and the environment, and is the Communications Manager for the New Economy Coalition. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Jacobin, Rolling Stone, the Guardian, and Dissent, where she co-hosts Hot & Bothered, a podcast on the politics of climate change. Starting this summer, Kate will be a Schumann Fellow at In These Times.