Sarah Jaffe Reads From "Necessary Trouble: Americans In Revolt"

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Sarah Jaffe Reads From "Necessary Trouble: Americans In Revolt"
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Journalist Sarah Jaffe examines the new era of political engagement and social activism, including Seattle's $15 minimum wage and Black Lives Matter.

Pundits once fretted about Americans' apathy, but in the last few years we've seen uprisings and protests across the country: the successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, the rise of the Tea Party, and grassroots political networks.

In Necessary Trouble, Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans from Seattle to Atlanta become activists. As Jaffe shows, Americans, regardless of political alignment, are boldly challenging who wields power in this country.

Sarah Jaffe is a Nation Institute fellow and an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Salon, Washington Post, and many other publications. She is the co-host of Dissent magazine's Belabored podcast and a columnist at New Labor Forum.

Don't miss this thought-provoking reading and discussion on civic activism!

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times, and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
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By: The Seattle Public Library

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