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Steve Phillips: How We Win the Civil War

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 7:00 PM

When: October 12, 2022

Where: First Congregational Church of Berkeley

20221012 20221012 America/Los_Angeles Steve Phillips: How We Win the Civil War

The bestselling author and national political commentator pulls no punches on what America needs to do to strengthen its multiracial democracy

First Congregational Church of Berkeley

Please join KPFA Radio at The First Congregational Church of Berkeley on Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00pm when we welcome The New York Times bestselling author, Steve Phillips in celebration of the release of his most recent book, How We Win the Civil War: Securing a Multiracial Democracy and Ending White Supremacy for Good. This live, in-person event will be hosted by Angela Glover Blackwell.

“Phillips draws incisive lessons from Martin Luther King Jr., Stacey Abrams, and other civil rights activists and calls on progressives to “reorient our thinking about what leaders look like.” Spirited and persuasive, this is a rousing call for change.” Publisher’s Weekly

The bestselling author and national political commentator pulls no punches on what America needs to do to strengthen its multiracial democracy

“If we first recognize that we are in a war, and then learn the lessons and follow the lead of those who have shown they know how to prevail, we can definitely win the Civil War, secure a multiracial democracy, and end white supremacy for good.” —from the introduction

Steve Phillips’s first book, Brown Is the New White, helped shift the national conversation around race and electoral politics, earning a spot on the New York Times and Washington Post bestseller lists and launching Phillips into the upper ranks of trusted observers of the nation’s changing demographics and their implications for our political future.

Now, in How We Win the Civil War, Phillips charts the way forward for progressives and people of color after four years of Trump, arguing that Democrats must recognize the nature of the fight we’re in, which is a contest between democracy and white supremacy left unresolved after the Civil War. We will not overcome, Phillips writes, until we govern as though we are under attack—until we finally recognize that the time has come to finish the conquest of the Confederacy and all that it represents.

With his trademark blend of political analysis and historical argument, Phillips lays out razor-sharp prescriptions for 2022 and beyond, from increasing voter participation and demolishing racist immigration policies to reviving the Great Society programs of the 1960s—all of them geared toward strengthening a new multiracial democracy and ridding our politics of white supremacy, once and for all.

 

Steve Phillips is a national political leader, bestselling author, and columnist. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority and How We Win the Civil War: Securing a Multiracial Democracy and Ending White Supremacy for Good. He is a columnist for The Guardian and The Nation, and an opinion contributor to The New York Times. He is also the host of “Democracy in Color with Steve Phillips,” a color-conscious podcast on politics. He is the founder of Democracy in Color, a political media organization dedicated to race, politics and the multicultural progressive New American Majority.

 

Angela Glover Blackwell is Founder in Residence at PolicyLink, the organization she started in 1999 to advance racial and economic equity for all. Under Angela’s leadership, PolicyLink gained national prominence in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transportation, and infrastructure. Angela is also the host of the Radical Imagination podcast and Professor of Practice at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley and as a leading voice in the movement for equity in America, Angela serves on numerous boards.

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Wednesday October 12th at 7:00pm 

Steve Phillips in conversation with Angela Glover Blackwell book release of How We Win the Civil War

LOCATION: The First Congregational Church of Berkeley 2330 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

TICKETS: $20.00 in advance / $25.00 at the door (discounted tickets available for students and fiscally challenged)

MEDIA CONTACT: Kevin Hunsanger, KPFA Radio: [email protected] 510-684-3401.

 

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