Authors Michelle Alexander and Naomi Klein took part in a wide-ranging conversation at Roosevelt University in Chicago on May 9. In this video of their exchange, brought to us by Haymarket Books and moderated by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, the two leading intellectuals of the American left discuss the connections between ecological and economic crisis, racism, mass incarceration, deportation and police violence, and the potential power of mass movements of ordinary people to articulate and fight for an alternative.
LIVE NOWMichelle Alexander and Naomi Klein in conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor from Chicago's Auditorium Theatre.#RESISTUse hashtag #RESIST to follow along and join the conversation.Sponsored by Haymarket Books and Lannan Foundation.
Posted by Haymarket Books on Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate and legal scholar. Her bestselling book The New Jim Crow won numerous awards, including the NAACP Image Award for Best Nonfiction Book. She is currently a visiting professor at the Union Theological Seminary in New York.
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is assistant professor in the department of African American Studies at Princeton University and the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.
Photo: Demonstrators in New York protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. In January, Trump promised to streamline the pipeline’s permitting process, which the Obama Administration thwarted last year. Credit: Karla Cote.