Author Event: Lauren Duca on Young People and the Future of American Politics


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Nov 12, 2019 6:30 PM


Ever since her essay “Donald Trump is Gaslighting America” went massively viral in 2016, Lauren Duca has been hailed as one of the freshest voices on the experience of millennials today. In her new book, the former Teen Vogue columnist and New Yorker and New York Times contributor shares a razor-sharp guide for empowering youth and challenging the status quo in the age of Trump. Drawing on her own story as a young woman catapulted to the front lines of the political conversation, the award-winning columnist explores how inspirational figures like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and David and Lauren Hogg are laying the groundwork for a re-democratizing moment—and a shift from political alienation to participation. Amid the madness of our 24-hour news cycle, How to Start a Revolution is a much-needed reminder that young people are the ones who will change the world.

In conversation with Digital Strategist and Political Commentator, Jennifer Hollett, former head of news and government at Twitter Canada and former federal NDP candidate for University-Rosedale.

Presented in partnership with Simon and Schuster Canada. Book sale and signing to follow.

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Author Events: International bestsellers, culture writers and more join us to discuss their new books.

“The millennial feminist warrior queen of social media” - The New Yorker