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WestportREADS: We Need New Stories

Tue, June 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

In her book, WE NEED NEW STORIES: The Myths that Subvert Freedom, Nesrine Malik will examine six political myths used to deflect and discredit demands for social justice with Catherine Lewis.

Exploring how political myths function, she breaks down how they are employed to subvert calls for equality from historically disenfranchised groups. Interweaving reportage with an incendiary analysis of American history and politics, she offers a compelling account of how calls to preserve "free speech" are used against the vulnerable; how a fixation with "wokeness," "political correctness," and "cancel culture" is in fact an organized and well-funded campaign by elites; and how the fear of racial minorities and their “identity politics” obscures the biggest threat of all—white terrorism. What emerges is a radical framework for understanding the crises roiling American contemporary politics in this "Publishers Weekly most anticipated book of Spring 2021."

This is a virtual event, please register.

Purchase a copy of WE NEED NEW STORIES.

Nesrine Malik is an award-winning British-Sudanese columnist and features writer for the GuardianWE NEED NEW STORIES is her first book. She lives in London.

Catherine Lewis, LCSW, MS, is a member of the teaching faculty at Ackerman Institute for the Family and the Director of Ackerman's Foster Care and Adoption Project (FCAP). Catherine specializes in working with individuals and families impacted by interpersonal and systemic trauma. She maintains a small private practice in New York City and Westport, working with families, couples and children and is a member of TEAM Westport.

Read The Guardian's review. 

 

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Tue, June 1
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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
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