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LPE NYC: Vincent Bevins & Analilia Mejia on the Mass Protest Decade & the Missing Revolution

Mar 6, 2024


Lester Pollack Colloquium at NYU Law (Furman Hall) 245 Sullivan St

Time of Event:

6pm ET

Explore the Paradox of Protests in Vincent Bevins most recent book, If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution with the author and Analilia Mejia, Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD). Delve into the outcomes of worldwide protests and the future of activism. Moderated by Peabody-winning journalist, Anjali Kamat.

This event is a collaboration between LPE NYC, The Action Lab, and The Initiative for Community Power at NYU.

Vincent Bevins is an award-winning journalist who has contributed to the Financial Times in London, served as the Brazil correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, and covered Southeast Asia for the Washington Post. His first book, “The Jakarta Method,” received critical acclaim, being named one of the best books of 2020 by NPR, GQ, the Financial Times, and CounterPunch, and has been translated into fifteen languages. Bevins resides in São Paulo.

Analilia Mejia is the Co-Executive Director at the Center for Popular Democracy. She is a seasoned political strategist and Afro-Latina grassroots organizer focused on helping Black and Latinx working families who previously served as the Deputy Director of the Women’s Bureau at the Department of Labor under the Biden Administration. There she focused on policies and programs supporting women in the labor force. A daughter of immigrants, Analilia has dedicated her career to working toward a multiracial democracy and giving power to communities that have been historically excluded.

Anjali Kamat is a Peabody-winning journalist and filmmaker who’s reported from around the world. She’s a 2024 Artist-in Residence at the Laundromat Project and is completing her first feature documentary, THE RETURN. She’s been a fellow with Type Media Institute, a senior reporter, correspondent and producer at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, WNYC, Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines and Democracy Now! Her work has also appeared in numerous publications including Mother Jones, NPR, ProPublica, The New Republic, Slate, Dissent, and The Progressive. She covered the Arab uprisings in 2011 and grew up in Chennai, India.

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