Join us for an evening with Amy Siskind, co-presented by Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Unites & Skidmore College's Political Science Department.
This event is free and open to the public and will take place in Gannett Auditorium at Skidmore College - click here for a campus map.
The author will discuss her book "The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump's First Year."
The book is based on the viral Internet phenom “The Weekly List.” In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president, Amy Siskind, a former Wall Street executive and the founder of The New Agenda, 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 keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you'll remember” Siskind's “Weekly List” began as a project she shared with friends, but it soon went viral and now has more than half a million viewers every week.
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.