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NationSwell x MCF Book Club – “Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World” by Naomi Klein

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

NationSwell x MCF Book Club – Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World by Naomi Klein

NationSwell Mainstage | New York City
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

About

NationSwell and Marguerite Casey Foundation are proud to present Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World, an MCF Book Club event designed to make sense of the vertigo-inducing, post-pandemic shadow world that feels all too familiar. 

Under the pall of a global pandemic, climate disaster, and a rising tide of authoritarianism,  author Naomi Klein found her attention pulled improbably toward a more personal kind of crisis: the existence of a doppelganger who was, in many ways, her inverse. Harboring radically different politics, a comparable digital footprint, and a shared name, “Other Naomi’s” beliefs and values seemed to exist at the nexus of the most urgent crises we face. As professional pundits and ordinary people alike continued to confuse the two women, Klein found herself increasingly questioning her own identity, her shadow self, and the uncanny, post-pandemic reality we all inhabit.

As anti-democratic forces amass in plain sight, the appearance of doubles serves as a warning. In Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World, Klein discovers that the swirl of anti-vaccine ideology, climate denialism, and rising fascism has created a parallel social universe that feels at once familiar and foreign, and has created political binaries and bifurcations where nuance once lived.

Join us on Wednesday, April 24th, for a conversation with author Naomi Klein; scholar, author, activist, and 2020 MCF Freedom Scholar Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor; filmmaker, writer, and activist Astra Taylor; and Dr. Carmen Rojas, President & CEO of Marguerite Casey Foundation, as we attempt to make sense of this parallel social universe and chart a path toward shared purpose and power.

Learn more about the NationSwell x MCF Book Club here.

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This event is part of the MCF Book Club: Reading for a Liberated Future series. The MCF Book Club shares the ideas of leaders who encourage us to imagine how we can radically transform our democracy, economy, and society.

Dr. Carmen Rojas

President and CEO

Marguerite Casey Foundation

Moderator

Naomi Klein

Award-winning Journalist, Columnist, and International Bestselling Author

Associate Professor in Geography at University of British Columbia and the founding co-director of UBC’s Centre for Climate Justice

Panelist

Astra Taylor

Documentary Filmmaker, Writer, Organizer, and Co-Founder of the Debt Collective

Panelist

Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Author and Professor in the Department of African-American Studies at Princeton University

Panelist

Location

Lavan 641
641 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

AGENDA

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Doors Open

7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
NationSwell x MCF Book Club Conversation

Learn more about MCF Book Club

Once a month the MCF Book Club shares the ideas of leaders who encourage us to imagine how we can radically transform our democracy, economy, and society. In partnership with Marguerite Casey Foundation, NationSwell will be rolling out collaborative MCF Book Club events throughout 2024. Learn more about MCF Book Club: Reading for a Liberated Future and stay tuned for future event announcements.

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COVID-19 In-Person Policy

The health and safety of our NationSwell members, staff, and community is incredibly important to us. In order to keep everyone safe, we require proof of full vaccination from everyone in attendance at the event. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least 14 days after receiving the final vaccine in a one- or two-shot protocol with a vaccine approved by the FDA or WHO (including emergency use authorization). We also encourage all attendees, presenters, and staff to wear a mask when in the event space and not actively eating or drinking

For more information, you can view our Health and Safety Policy here.

NationSwell’s events and experiences are designed to bring together diverse, purpose-driven leaders and organizations for learning, inspiration, relationship-building, and societal impact.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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Event Format
In-Person
Event Type
Mainstage
Audience
Open to Public
Region
New York City
Theme / Social Issue Area
Technology and Data for Social Good