July 28th, 2 pm: Steve Phillips on BROWN IS THE NEW WHITE


"A must-read for anyone seeking to make change happen, from small towns, to the halls of Congress, to the White House." 
              ~ John Podesta, former Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton 


Author Steve Phillips will take time out from the Democratic National Convention to sign copiesof Brown is the New White: How the Democratic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority. 

Despite the abundant evidence from Obama’s victories proving that the U.S. population has fundamentally changed, many progressives and Democrats continue to waste millions of dollars chasing white swing voters. Explosive population growth of people of color in America over the past fifty years has laid the foundation for a New American Majority consisting of progressive people of color. Failing to properly appreciate this reality, progressives are at risk of missing this moment in history—and losing.

A leader in national politics for thirty years, Steve Phillips has had a front-row seat to these extraordinary political changes. A civil rights lawyer and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, Phillips draws on his extensive political experience to unveil exactly how people of color and progressive whites add up to a new majority, and what this means for U.S. politics and policy. A book brimming with urgency and hope, Brown Is the New White exposes how far behind the curve Democrats are in investing in communities of color—while illuminating a path forward to seize the opportunity created by the demographic revolution.



 

Event date: 

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Event address: 

Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104