Past Appearances & Events

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 • London

openDemocracy: How will we work after coronavirus?

This was a great conversation with two brilliant women about the future of work, the pandemic, and the multiple overlapping crises we face. Amelia Horgan and Alice Martin are two of the best possible interlocutors. 

Event • Eastern Time

Democracy Without Journalism? Confronting the Misinformation Society

Join me and Victor Pickard for a conversation about Victor’s latest book, Democracy Without Journalism? Confronting the Misinformation Society

As local media institutions collapse and news deserts sprout up across the country, the US is facing a profound journalism crisis. Meanwhile, continuous revelations about the role that major media outlets — from Facebook to Fox News — play in the spread of misinformation have exposed deep pathologies in American communication systems. Despite these threats to democracy, policy responses have been woefully inadequate. And all of that was before the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide uprisings where journalists have been assaulted by police, teargassed, and arrested on camera. We’ll talk about all of this and more. Thursday, June 4, 1pm Eastern.

Event

Al Jazeera English

Retailers in the United States have been criticised for praising their staff as “heroes” for working during the coronavirus pandemic – while at the same time ending a system in which they receive extra pay for dangerous conditions. Unions are calling on companies such as internet giant Amazon and supermarket chain owner Kroger to reconsider. I spoke to Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi about the cuts to “hero pay” and workers’ struggle for safe conditions on the job.

Event • Seattle, WA

Red May: Abolish the Family!

I couldn’t be more pleased to join these amazing humans to talk about my new favorite subject: what does it mean to abolish the family? With Kathi Weeks, M.E. O’Brien, Sophie Lewis and yours truly, as part of Red May. 3pm Seattle time May 29, that’ll be 6pm Eastern.

Event • New York

Class struggle organizing in moments of crisis: with Robin D.G. Kelley and Asad Haider

With skyrocketing unemployment, essential workers striking against dangerous conditions, and social distancing imposing new constraints on activism, the pandemic crisis is posing unprecedented challenges to today’s class struggle. What lessons can we learn from socialist history and theory for our contemporary conjuncture? Join Robin D.G. Kelley, Sarah Jaffe, and Asad Haider for a discussion on lessons we can learn from the past for organizing today.