Lauren Duca: How to Start a Revolution (With Molly Jong-Fast)
Friday September 27: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
In How to Start a Revolution, she explores the post-Trump political awakening and lays the groundwork for a re-democratizing moment as it might be built out of the untapped potential of young people.
Duca investigates and explains the issues at the root of our ailing political system and re-imagines what an equitable democracy would look like. It begins with young people getting involved. In How to Start a Revolution, Duca interviews Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress; David and Lauren Hogg, two survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting who went on to become advocates for gun control; Amanda Litman, who founded the nonprofit organization Run For Something, to assist progressive young people in down ballot elections; and many more.
Called “the millennial feminist warrior queen of social media” by Ariel Levy and “a national newsmaker” by The New York Times, Dan Rather agrees “we need fresh, intelligent, and creative voices—like Lauren’s—now as much—perhaps more—than ever before.” Here, Duca combines extensive research and first-person reporting to track her generation’s shift from political alienation to political participation. Throughout, she also draws on her own story as a young woman catapulted to the front lines of the political conversation (all while figuring out how to deal with her Trump-supporting parents).
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Lauren shares her book with Molly Jong-Fast!
Lauren Duca is an award-winning journalist best known for her scorched-earth op-ed “Donald Trump is Gaslighting America” in Teen Vogue and a viral interview with Tucker Carlson. Her writing can be found in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and New York Magazine, as well as in her column for Teen Vogue, “Thigh-High Politics.” She graduated from Fordham University and is currently teaching "The Feminist Journalist" at New York University.
Molly Jong-Fast is a contributor at the Bulwark; she also writes for the Daily Beast, Glamour, and the Independent. She has published 3 novels.