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Bernie Sanders
Mon, Feb 20, 2023
Senator Bernie Sanders
Talks | Literary

In conversation with Dr. Cornel West
Launch of It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore

Part of Unbound

How can we accept an economic order that allows three billionaires to control more wealth than the bottom half of our society? How can we accept a political system that allows the super rich to buy elections and politicians? How can we accept an energy system that rewards the fossil fuel corporations causing the climate crisis?

In an evening of conversation, Senator Bernie Sanders is joined by Dr. Cornel West to discuss his new book, It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism, and the tough questions he believes the American people must ask in these turbulent times. He presents a vision for democracy as we should know it and what he believes would be possible if the political revolution took place, if we would finally recognize that economic rights are human rights, and if we would work to create a society that provides a decent standard of living for all.

Tue Jan 24
BAM Members at 12pm
Thu Jan 26
General Public at 12pm
  STANDBY LINE: On the day of the performance, standby tickets may become available. Standby tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office, just before the start of the show.

$40, includes a hardcover copy of It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism, to be picked up at the event*

All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff. 

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Monday February 20, 2023
Performances no longer available.

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Bernie Sanders
Senator Bernie Sanders
Senator Bernie Sanders is serving his third term in the US Senate and is the longest-serving Independent member of Congress in American history. As the Chair of the Budget Committee, he successfully led the passage of the American Rescue Plan. He now serves as Chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, where he leads the fight for Medicare for All and tuition-free public colleges and universities and sits on the Environment and Public Works Committee, where he has focused on global warming and rebuilding our nation’s crumbling infrastructure.
Cornel West
Dr. Cornel West
Dr. Cornel West is a philosopher, author, activist, and the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary. He is the former Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has written 20 books and edited 13. He is best known for his classics Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. His most recent book, Black Prophetic Fire, offers an unflinching look at 19th and 20th-century African-American leaders and their visionary legacies.