American Podium

Talks by authors, scholars and politicians

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About American Podium

Seattle is a crossroads for information, and a popular stop for the authors, politicians and pundits making news nationally and internationally.  American Podium will take you to the lecture halls and conference rooms where some of today's most fascinating speakers are sharing their thoughts and insights about what's going on in the world today.

American Podium: Sarah Jaffe
American Podium: Sarah Jaffe

Sociologist Sarah Jaffe reads from her book, Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, about the unprecedented political engagement and social activism currently going on in Seattle and around the country. She discusses the Fight for 15, Occupy movement, "kayaktivists," and other examples of issues that have inspired ordinary Americans to challenge power and become activists.