Will the New Social Activists Remake American Politics?

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People march during a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the Staten Island borough of New York City.

Journalist Sarah Jaffe, a Nation Institute Fellow, argues that we’re experiencing unprecedented political engagement and social activism in the U.S. In her book, Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, she says that protests and grassroots organizing runs counter to claims of apathy and disconnection. She delves into protests across the country, including the Tea Party, the fight for a $15 minimum wage, Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street, and shows how they’re remaking American politics.

Event: NYC activists Nelini Stamp, Mary Clinton, and Nastaran Mohit will be speaking with Sarah Jaffe at Housing Works (126 Crosby Street) on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.