Malaika Jabali — It's Not You, It's Capitalism: Why It's Time to Break Up and How To Move On - with Briahna Joy Gray — at Conn Ave

Upcoming Event
Saturday, November 4, 2023 - 1:00pm

We've all dated someone who took control of the relationship--you know, someone who makes you feel like you're unhappy because you're just not putting in the work, or it's all in your head. But when you think about trying to meet new people, it feels terrifying. Like, have you looked at Tinder recently? It's rough out there!

Your tough-love new best friend, award-winning journalist, policy attorney, and life-long socialist Malaika Jabali is here to say: we are all in a generations-long toxic relationship with Capitalism, and it is time to get the h*ll out of there and move ALONG.

She gives you everything you need to know about what a healthy relationship could actually look like, issue by issue--from healthcare and housing to the whole concept of American democracy--with our new boo: Socialism. And no, Socialism isn't the boring, grey, authoritarian, Cold-War-era monster that you've heard about.

With accessible explanations and illustrations, often surprising graphs and stats, and some Drake memes, this book will show you that we NEED to build a world that's safer, kinder, cleaner, healthier, and more equal. And that this isn't a utopian dream - it's within our grasp, if we collectively decide to call out Capitalism for what it really is and wake up to a better future.

Fun, smart, and inspiring, It's Not You It's Capitalism is the hottest new relationship in your life!

Malaika Jabali is the Senior News and Politics Editor at Essence Magazine. Her writing has appeared in The Root, Teen Vogue, The New Republic, and The Guardian, where she was a columnist. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was an Articles Editor for the Columbia Journal of Race and Law, and an M.S. from the Columbia University School of Social Work. Her first political feature, "The Color of Economic Anxiety," won the 2019 New York Association for Black Journalists award for magazine feature. She is a licensed attorney who has written laws and worked in housing policy for the New York City Council and the former Co-Chair of Operation P.O.W.E.R., a grassroots organization based in Brooklyn focused on bringing Black radical politics to New York City.

Jabali will be in conversation with Briahna Joy Gray. Briahna Joy Gray is the co-host of the Hill TV's news show Rising, and host of leftist political podcast Bad Faith. Before serving as Bernie Sanders’s National Press Secretary during his 2020 presidential campaign, she was a columnist and Senior Politics Editor at The Intercept, where she focused on progressive political messaging, as well as issues relating to identity and culture. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Current Affairs, among others. Prior to joining The Intercept, she practiced law at a boutique litigation firm in New York City and was contributing editor to Current Affairs Magazine. She received a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2011, and a B.A. from Harvard College in 2007. She lives in Washington, D.C.

This event is free with first come, first served seating.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
It's Not You, It's Capitalism: Why It's Time to Break Up and How to Move On By Malaika Jabali Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643752648
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Algonquin Books - October 24th, 2023