Organised by Southbank Centre
Lend a hand in welcoming Senator Bernie Sanders, as he discusses his new book It’s OK To Be Angry About Capitalism, in conversation with Emma Dabiri.
In the book Senator Sanders takes on the 1% and speaks blunt truths about a system that is fuelled by uncontrolled greed, and rigged against ordinary people.
‘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?
‘We must demand fundamental economic and political change. This is where the path forward begins.’
It's OK To Be Angry About Capitalism presents a vision of what would be possible if a political revolution took place, if we would finally recognise that economic rights are human rights, and work to create a society that provides them.
This isn't some utopian fantasy; this is democracy as we should know it. Is it really too much to ask?
Emma Dabiri is an Irish-Nigerian academic, activist and broadcaster. Her 2019 debut, Don’t Touch My Hair, was published to critical and commercial acclaim. Her latest book, What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition, published in April 2021, is a Sunday Times and Irish Times bestseller.
A regular broadcaster on the BBC, Dabiri recently hosted BBC Radio 4’s critically acclaimed documentary Journeys in Afrofuturism, as well as presenting and co-producing Hair Power: Me and My Afro on Channel 4.
Presented in association with Penguin