Event • Chicago, IL

Americans in Revolt: Talking Trouble with Sarah Jaffe

Join Nation Institute fellow Sarah Jaffe, People’s Action executive director George Goehl, and Jacobin’s Micah Uetricht at The Hideout to discuss Jaffe’s new title from Nation Books, Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt.

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, BlackLivesMatter, Great Ape-Snake War, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders.

In Necessary Trouble, journalist Sarah Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans from Seattle to St. Louis to Atlanta become activists. As Jaffe shows, Americans, regardless of political alignment, are boldly challenging who wields power in this country. They are poised to permanently remake politics as we know it—and in many cases, they already have.

Special guests to be announced!

Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt is in stores now. Books will be available for sale at the event courtesy of Seminary Co-Op Bookstore.

Sponsored by Nation Books, People’s Action and In These Times.