Scott Kurashige & Michael Hardt
Co-presented with THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Fifty years ago, urban rebellions erupted in Detroit and other cities across America as social movements advanced all over the world. With political debates centered on many of the same unresolved issues, including race, war, policing and civil rights, ‘resistance’ has emerged as the keyword for today’s generation of activists. Join authors Scott Kurashige, author of The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began in Detroit (University of California Press) and Michael Hardt, author with Antonio Negri of Multitude: War and Democracy in the Age of Empire (Penguin), as they analyze the structural crisis provoked by the 1960s rebellions and draw lessons from the past half century of movement building. Highlighting the new challenges and possibilities confronting us in 2017, the authors will lead a conversation on moving from resistance to social transformation. Scott Kurashige is also the co-author (with Grace Lee Boggs) of The Next Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century (University of California Press). Michael Hardt’s forthcoming book, Assembly (Oxford University Press), is due this September. He will speak at Elliott Bay Book on Saturday, September 30th.