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Live at BAM!
Monday, February 20th, 8:00 PM ET
Senator Bernie Sanders
In conversation with Dr. Cornel West
Launch of It's OK to Be Angry About Capitalism
Co-Presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore
Tickets: $40, includes a hardcover copy of It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism, to be picked up at the event
Part of Unbound Series
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.