In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as president, Amy Siskind began compiling a list of actions taken by the Trump regime that pose a threat to our democratic norms. Under the headline “Experts in authoritarianism advise to keepa list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember” Siskind’s “Weekly List” began as a project she shared with friends, containing less than ten items, but it soon went viral, and now has more than half a million viewers and upwards of one hundred entries each week.
Even as the The Weekly List grew in size, the themes remained consistent: Trump fanned the flames of hate, worked to silence dissent and intimidate the opposition, and alienated our world allies and cozied up to authoritarians. “The Weekly List” is now being archived by the Library of Congress.
Compiled in one volume for the first time, The List is a first draft history and a comprehensive accounting of Donald Trump’s first year. Beginning with Trump’s acceptance of white supremacists the week after the election and concluding a year to the day later, we watch as Trump and his regime chips away at the rights and protections of marginalized communities, of women, of us all, via Twitter storms, unchecked executive action, and shifting rules and standards. The List chronicles not only the scandals that made headlines, but, just as important, the myriad smaller but still consequential unprecedented acts that otherwise fall through cracks. It is this granular detail that makes The List such a powerful and important book.
Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-amy-siskind-tickets-47932385054
Seattle Indivisible is proud to welcome Amy to Seattle this September 27. Proceeds from this event will be split 50/50 between the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Seattle Indivisible's ongoing voter registration and turnout promotion efforts.
Copies of The List will be available for purchase at the event thanks to Elliott Bay Books.
Doors for this event will open at 6:30. The program will begin promptly at 7pm.