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Join Steven W. Thrasher for The Viral Underclass Book Tour

"An irresistibly readable and humane exploration of the barbarities of class...readers are gifted that most precious of things in these muddled times: a clear lens through which to see the world." —Naomi Klein, New York Times bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine

Join Dr. Steven W. Thrasher on tour for his new book, The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide, featuring talks and performances by activists, journalists, dancers, painters, scholars, educators, and more across the U.S.  


NORTHEAST

NEW YORK, NY

Marked by Covid Advocacy Group
Community Action Meeting
Virtual Event
Date: Thursday, August 11
Registration: markedbycovid.zoom.us

Columbia University, Institute for Research in African-American Studies
Virtual Event
In Conversation with Sam Roberts
Date: Monday, September 19

Bureau of General Services, Queer Division
In Conversation with Linda Villarosa, Moderated by Hugh Ryan 
Date: Friday, September 30

Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
Date: Thursday, October 27

ITHACA, NY
Cornell University, Africana Studies and Research Center
In Conversation with Riché Richardson 
Date: Thursday, September 15

NEW HAVEN, CT
Yale University
Date: Thursday, September 29

BOSTON, MA
Harvard Bookstore
In conversation with Victor Ray
Date: Wednesday, October 26
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Tickets: harvard.com

NEW YORK, NY
Columbia University
Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 11:30 a.m. ET - 1:00 p.m. ET
Tickets: publichealth.columbia.edu

SOUTHEAST

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Duke University
Date: Thursday, October 6

ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Emory University, Center for the Study of Human Health
Virtual Event
In conversation with Maryn McKenna 
Date: Tuesday, November 29
More details coming soon

LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA
Gwinnett County Public Library
Virtual Event
Date: Thursday, December 15
Time: 7 p.m EST

NASHVILLE,TENNESSEE
Vanderbilt University
In conversation with Jonathan Metzl at Vanderbilt Department of Medicine, Health & Society
Date: Tuesday, November 15
More details coming soon

MIDWEST

CHICAGO, IL 
Anderson’s Bookshop, Downer’s Grove
Date: Wednesday, August 31

Socialism 2022 Conference
Date: Wednesday, August 31
Tickets: socialismconference.org

Women & Children First
In Conversation with Natalie Moore
Date: Thursday, September 22

EVANSTON, IL 
Family Action Network
Date: Monday, October 10

Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
In conversation with Linda Villarosa, moderated by Charles Whittaker
Date: Tuesday, November 1
More details coming soon

Northwestern University, American Studies
In conversation with Lisa Jajjar
Date: Monday, November 7
More details coming soon

MILFORD, PENNSYLVANIA
Milford Book Festival
In conversation with Sean Strub and Edson Whitney
Date: Sunday, September 18th
Tickets: eventbrite.com

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy
Virtual Event
In conversation with Celeste Watkins-Hayes
Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 4 p.m. E.T.
Tickets: events.umich.edu

MADISON, WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Book Festival
Date: Thursday, October 14
Time: 6 p.m. C.T.
Tickets: wisconsinbookfestival.org

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
Institute for Advanced Studies at University of Minnesota
Date: Thursday, November 17
More details coming soon

WEST

CALIFORNIA
Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park
Virtual Event
In Conversation with Angie Coiro 
Date: Wednesday, August 4
Time: 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET
Tickets: eventbrite.com

Barnes and Noble, Ventura
In conversation with Ryan Raffaeli
Date: Saturday, September 10

Book Passage, San Francisco
In conversation with Piper Kerman
Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 5 p.m. PT
Tickets: bookpassage.com

SOUTHWEST

AUSTIN, TEXAS
Texas Book Festival
Date: November 5-November 6
More details coming soon

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