Jared Yates Sexton: The People Are Going to Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shores

Event date: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join Charis in welcoming Jared Yates Sexton to talk about our shambling democracy, journalism, Twitter abuse, and the moment we're all in. The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is an instant, essential classic, an authoritative depiction of a country struggling to make sense of itself.

On June 14, 2016, Jared Yates Sexton reported from a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. One of the first journalists to attend these rallies and give mainstream readers an idea of the raw anger that occurred there, Sexton found himself in the center of a maelstrom. Following a series of tweets that saw his observations viewed well over a million times, his reporting was soon featured in The Washington PostNPRBloomberg, and Mother Jones, and he would go on to write two pieces for The New York Times. Sexton gained over eighteen thousand followers on Twitter in a matter of days, and received online harassments, campaigns to get him fired from his university professorship, and death threats that changed his life forever.

The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 Presidential Election and the cultural forces that powered Donald Trump into White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton’s book is not just the story of the most unexpected and divisive election in modern political history. It is also a sobering chronicle of our democracy’s political polarization—a result of our self-constructed, technologically assisted echo chambers.

This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Event. The suggested donation is $5.

 

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The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9781619029569
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 15th, 2017

"Essential reading for understanding this country now and going forward." --Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night

When he agreed to cover the 2016 election season, journalist Jared Yates Sexton didn't know he was stepping into what would become--for both political parties--the most rageful and divisive political circus in U.S. history.