UC is proud to host and partner with Magers & Quinn Booksellers for an Evening with Sally Kohn! More details below. This is a free event!
This free event will be moderated by Stephanie Curtis of MPR.
CNN’s Sally Kohn is known for her ability to make friends across the political aisle. While establishing herself as a leading progressive voice as a liberal commentator on Fox News, she went head-to-head with her colleagues on divisive issues, engaging in heated arguments — and developing unexpected friendships. But since the 2016 election, even the famously nice Kohn has found herself wanting to lash out at her enemies. Where did all this hate come from?
In The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity, Kohn talks to leading scientists and researchers and investigates the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate in its most subtle and obvious forms, from implicit bias and racism to violence and full-blown genocide. She travels across the country and worldwide, interviewing fascinating people who have left extraordinary lives of hate behind. She also draws on the fields of psychology and neuroscience to explore the patterns of thinking behind hate, such as “otherizing,” groupthink, and attribution errors — and how we can circumvent them.
At a moment when Americans are facing an epidemic of animosity and incivility, The Opposite of Hate is enlightening, instructive, and hopeful, providing an optimistic look into one of the most pressing issues of our time.
Sally Kohn is one of the leading progressive voices in America today. She is a writer, activist, CNN political commentator and the host of the “State of Resistance” podcast. Before that, she was a Fox News contributor — and before that worked for over 15 years as a community organizer. Sally’s writing has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, New York Magazine, More Magazine, Elle.com, RollingStone.com, USA Today, Time, Afar Magazine and many other outlets. Her first two TED talks, which addressed the topics of practicing kindness online and finding compassion even for your fiercest political enemies, have garnered over 3 million views.
Stephanie Curtis is a senior producer at MPR News and MPR’s The Thread. You can hear her discuss movies on The Cube Critics podcast.