Fear in American Life: A Conversation with Sasha Abramsky @ CIIS Public Programs & Performances, San Francisco [21 September]

Fear in American Life: A Conversation with Sasha Abramsky


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21
September
19:00 - 21:00

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CIIS Public Programs & Performances
1453 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103
Why is an unarmed young black woman who knocks on a stranger's front door to ask for help after her car breaks down perceived to be so threatening that the stranger shoots her dead? Why does Ebola, a disease that killed only a handful of Americans provoke panic while the flu, which kills tens of thousands each year, is dismissed with a yawn?

In his new book, Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream, Sasha Abramsky sets his sights on America's most dangerous epidemic: irrational fear. What emerges is a journey through a political and cultural landscape that is defined by our fears, which are often misplaced.

Join Sasha for a conversation about our misconceptions of risk and threats, and how our brains interpret them, both at a neurological level and at a conscious one. Learn how our fears can teach us a great deal about our society, exposing our deeply ingrained racism, classism, xenophobia, and susceptibility to the toxic messages of demagogues.
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