Event • Bristol, UK

What is Goth Communism?

If you know me at all, you know this is the Venn diagram of my interests all at once. The wonderful folks at Bristol Transformed held a virtual Halloween festival with a bunch of amazing sessions, and I joined Laura and Zoe from Season of the Bitch podcast to explain what goth communism is and why we love it. 

Event • Philadelphia, PA

Confronting Inequality: Reimagining the Future of Journalism and Work

I’ll be on a panel on Friday, April 12 at this excellent convening at the University of Pennsylvania on two of my favorite subjects, journalism and work. Specifically, I’ll be part of the discussion on Perspectives on the Future of Local Journalism.

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Hannah Arendt Center, Bard College: Citizenship and Civil Disobedience

I took part in a two-day conference this October 11-12 at Bard College’s Hannah Arendt Center to talk about citizenship and civil disobedience–specifically, I spoke on a panel about “organizing from the ground” about the recent wave of teachers’ strikes in weak union states, and took part in a wide-ranging Q&A. Thanks to Bard for […]

Event • New York

Theorizing the Web

EXTREMELY ONLINE SOCIALISM .Moderator Sarah Jaffe .Participants Alexis Goldstein, Shuja Haider, Emma Caterine, Kevin Borden In the wake of several troubling elections, the left has looked to online spaces to play an important role in organizing and publicizing socialist movements.

Event • New York, NY

Labor Solidarity in Divided Times: Perspectives from U.S. & European Labor Leaders

From Brexit to Trump’s election to the rise of the radical right across Europe, the political context across Europe and the U.S. has shifted significantly in the past year. The divisive nature of the current political moment is particularly important to the labor movement and its allies – racism, xenophobia and misogyny, in particular, are […]

Event • Chicago, IL

Socialism 2017: Rust Belt Reactionaries?

I’ll be at the Socialism 2017 conference all weekend, Thursday July 6-Sunday July 9. On Friday at 2pm I am paired with the excellent Sharon Smith to talk about today’s working class, what the myths and media blitzes get wrong, and what we know about organizing. Necessary Trouble will be on sale from the good folks […]

Event • Chicago, IL

People’s Summit 2017

Media, Our Movement, and the Political Revolution from National Nurses United on Vimeo. I joined Sarah Leonard, Winnie Wong, David Sirota and Nomiki Konst to talk about media and the political moment at the People’s Summit 2017.

Event • Seattle, WA

A New Cycle of Protest? Occupy Wall Street and Beyond: American Sociological Association Plenary

Five years ago, a new wave of social movements emerged in the United States and worldwide, beginning with Occupy Wall Street movement which began in New York City and then spread across the nation and the globe. This in turn gave rise to a variety of other social movements, from Black Lives Matter, to the Fight […]

Event • Chicago, IL

Socialism 2016: Necessary Trouble

With Sarah Jaffe, Mike Shea and Flynn Murray We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political engagement and social activism. Pundits once fretted about Americans’ apathy, but in the last few years we’ve seen uprisings and protests across the country: the growth of the Tea Party; the successful fight for a $15 minimum wage; a […]