How to Read a Protest argues that the women’s marches of 2017 didn’t just help shape and fuel a moment—they actually created one.”—Masha Gessen, The New Yorker 

A grassroots organizer for more than thirty-five years, L.A. Kauffman has coordinated some of the largest demonstrations in U.S. history, including the massive Iraq antiwar protests of 2003 and 2004. She was also a key organizer of successful campaigns to save two iconic New York City public libraries from being demolished and replaced by luxury towers. She is currently involved in a range of organizing, including recent protests against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, which she documented on Twitter.

In How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance, Kauffman provides an eye-opening account of the catalytic power of women-led collective action and how, when, and why protests matter.

L.A. Kauffman will be on tour this Fall, visiting these cities:

Thursday, 11/1 – Brooklyn, NY – Greenlight Books with Murad Awawdeh and Leslie Cagan

Wednesday, 11/7 – Seattle, WA – Town Hall

Thursday, 11/8 – San Francisco, CA – City Lights Books

Friday, 11/9 – Berkeley, CA – Pegasus Books

Saturday, 11/10 – San Francisco, CA – Writers With Drinks with Charlie Jane Anders + others

Tuesday, 11/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Fightback Fireside Chat with Center for Popular Democracy-Action

Thursday, 11/15 – Washington, DC – Potter’s House with Andy Bichlbaum and Onnesha Roychoudhuri

Wednesday, 11/28 – New York, NY – Bluestockings Books with Astra Taylor

Tuesday, 12/4 – Philadelphia, PA – Wooden Shoe Books

Wednesday, 12/19 – New York, NY – Mid-Manhattan Library with Avram Finkelstein

Visit for event updates & details.

And follow her on Twitter @LAKauffman.