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The Revolution Where You Live: Local Power in the Age of Trump

Thursday, February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Van Gelder
Yes! Magazine Co Founder and Editor
The Revolution Where You Live: Local Power in the Age of Trump


The election of Donald Trump is taking us into uncharted territory. Local action is where we can resist the dangers, reconnect to each other and to the earth, and re-conceive the world we want.

YES! Magazine co-founder and editor at large Sarah van Gelder drove 12,000 miles, living in her tiny truck camper, interviewing people on Native reservations, in rust belt cities, Appalachian hamlets, and southern cities. Her book, The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America, tells the stories of broken economies, devastated ecosystems, and communities divided by racism and conflicting worldviews. But the focus of her sharing is on the extraordinary work of ordinary people who are transforming their communities, even in the places that seemed to have run out of hope. Find details here: https://revolutionwhereyoulive.org/the-book-the-revolution-where-you-live/

In her talk, van Gelder will tell stories and show photographs from her road trip and from her reporting trips to Standing Rock, the unprecedented gathering of Native peoples fighting to prevent the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Thursday 16 February 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Jamaica Plain Forum


First Church JP
6 Eliot St
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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