Press Release  ·  June 17, 2008

Panel Discussion of David Sirota’s ‘The Uprising’

Thursday, June 19, 7:30 pm, at In These Times, 2040 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

In These Times welcomes David Sirota for a panel discussion of his New York Times bestseller The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington. Sirota will be joined by Thomas Geoghegan, Barbara Ransby, and Laura Washington for a provocative conversation about the history of The Uprising and its roots in Chicago’s activist politics, from Saul Alinsky’s community organizations to the 1968 Democratic convention and beyond. Signed copies of The Uprising will be available at the event.

David Sirota is a senior editor at In These Times, a syndicated columnist, the author of Hostile Takeover, a co-chair of the Progressive States Network, and a senior fellow at the Campaign for America’s Future.

Thomas Geoghegan is a Chicago-based labor lawyer. His most recent book is See You in Court: How the Right Made America a Lawsuit Nation.

Barbara Ransby is an associate professor of African American Studies and History at the University of Illinois-Chicago, the executive director of The Public Square, and the author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision.

Laura Washington is a senior editor at In These Times, the Ida B. Wells-Barnett University Professor at DePaul University, and a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times.