Bernie Sanders comes to Brighton for special Festival Extra event in June.
Former Democratic candidate for President of the United States Bernie Sanders will speak about his new book Our Revolution at a special Brighton Festival Extra event on Thursday, June 1, with tickets on sale from Wednesday, May 3 at 10am.
Sanders stormed to international headlines after running an extraordinary campaign for the Democratic primaries that saw over 13 million people turn out to vote for him, and changing the global discussion surrounding US politics.
But how did a complete unknown and an avowed socialist make such waves?
In Our Revolution, Sanders provides a unique insight into the campaign that galvanized a movement, sharing experiences from the campaign trail and the techniques that shaped it. And it wasn’t just his use of new media; Sanders’ message resonated with millions. His supporters are young and old, dissatisfied with expanding social inequality, struggling with economic instability and who rebelled against a political elite who has long ignored them. This is a global phenomenon, driving movements from Syriza in Greece to Podemos in Spain and Jeremy Corbyn in the UK.
Drawing on decades of experience as activist and politician, Sanders outlines his ideas for continuing this political revolution. He shows how we can fight for a progressive economic, environmental, racial and social justice agenda that creates jobs, raises wages and protects the environment. Searing in its assessment of the current political and economic situation, but hopeful and inspiring in its vision of the future, this book contains an important message for anyone tired of ‘same as usual’ politics and looking for a way to change the game.
Bernie Sanders ran to be the Democratic candidate for President of the United States in 2016. He is currently serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012 with 71 percent of the vote. Sanders previously served as mayor of Vermont’s largest city for eight years.
For full details of the Brighton Festival 2017 Books and Debate programme, click here:
Event: Bernie Sanders Our Revolution: A Future to Believe in
Where: Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE
When: Thursday June 1, 2017
Time: 8.30pm (doors 7.45pm)
To buy tickets online, click here: