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November 16, 2019
Book Launch: A Planet to Win
Verso Loft
November 16, 2019
7.00pm - 10.00pm
Verso Loft
20 Jay Street, Suite 1010
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen, and Thea Riofrancos in conversation on their new book, A Planet to Win.

What could a radical Green New Deal look like, and how can we connect the politics of a Green New Deal with the fight for economic and racial justice?

Join Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen, and Thea Riofrancos for a conversation around their new book A Planet to Win, moderated by New Yorker staff writer Osita Nwanevu.

A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal explores the political potential and concrete first steps of a Green New Deal. It calls for dismantling the fossil fuel industry and building beautiful landscapes of renewable energy, guaranteeing climate-friendly work and no-carbon housing and free public transit. And it shows how a Green New Deal in the United States can strengthen climate justice movements worldwide. 

Kate Aronoff is a fellow at the Type Media Center and a contributing writer to The Intercept. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Intercept, The Nation, Harpers, Jacobin, Dissent, and In These Times, among other outlets. She has appeared on Democracy Now, On The Media, and numerous other television shows, radio programs, and podcasts.

Alyssa Battistoni is an editor at Jacobin and a PhD candidate in political science at Yale University. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, n+1, The Nation, Jacobin, In These Times, Dissent, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Verso blog, among other outlets. She has been interviewed on The Dig (where she has also served as guest host), and numerous other podcasts and radio programs.

Daniel Aldana Cohen is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative, or (SC)2. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Nature, The Nation, Jacobin, Public Books, the Verso blog, and Dissent among other outlets. He has been interviewed on The Dig and Behind the News, and numerous other podcasts and radio programs.

Thea Riofrancos is an assistant professor of political science at Providence College and the author of Resource Radicalisms, forthcoming from Duke University Press. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, n+1, Jacobin, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Dissent, and In These Times, among other outlets. She has been interviewed on the The Dig and Behind The News, and numerous other podcasts and radio programs. She also serves on the Steering Committee of DSA's Ecosocialist Working Group.


Osita Nwanevu joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2018, covering politics and policy in Washington, D.C. He is a former staff writer at Slate and a former editor-in-chief of the South Side Weekly, a Chicago alternative weekly. His writing has also appeared in Harper’s, the Chicago Reader, and In These Times.