Crosscut Festival

In 2021, Crosscut Festival will return in a virtual format, featuring sessions and events streaming online. This special year of the festival will be available at no-cost. The Headliners Night (May 3) is an exclusive festival prologue to celebrate and support great public media and journalism in the Pacific Northwest and beyond; featuring appearances by PBS Newshour anchor, Judy Woodruff, European travel expert Rick Steves, and more exciting guests to be announced. Festival programming will include a week of virtual conversations available online and select sessions will be broadcast on KCTS.

Speakers from across the nation and around the region will join us to consider issues in politics, social justice, the economy, science, the environment, and the arts. This year’s speakers include: Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain (editors of Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019), U.S. Congressional Speaker-of-the-House Nancy Pelosi, Judy Woodruff (PBS News Hour), Rick Steves, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (Use the Power You Have), Robert Reich (The System), Robert M. Gates (Exercise of Power), Bill Nye, Alicia Garza (The Purpose of Power), Henry Olson, Carmen Best, Soledad O’Brien, Errin Haines (Editor at Large for The 19th), Robin DiAngelo (White Fragility and the forthcoming Nice Racism), Dr. Jason Johnson (MSNBC and Slate), Peter Singer (Animal Liberation), Sen. Jon Tester (Grounded), Heather Cox Richardson (How the South Won the Civil War), Sen Chris Murphy (The Violence Inside Us), Michael Harriot (of The Root), Dahlia Liethwick (Slate), Abraham Lustgarten (ProPublica), Adam Jentleson, Sonia Shah (The Next Great Migration), Jillian C. York (Silicon Values), Ross Douthat (The Decadent Society), Richard Florida, Kristen Kobes Du Mez, Andrew Marantz (New York Times), Kirsten Powers (CNN), Heather McGee (The Sum of Us), Leah Stokes (Short Circuiting Policy) and many more.


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Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
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Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

Use the Power You Have: A Brown Woman's Guide to Politics and Political Change Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781620971437
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Published: New Press - June 30th, 2020

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593082003
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Published: Vintage - February 2nd, 2021

Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781524731885
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Published: Knopf - June 16th, 2020

The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509684
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Published: One World - October 20th, 2020

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
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Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

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Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780807074121
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Published: Beacon Press - June 29th, 2021

Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061711305
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 24th, 2009

Grounded: A Senator's Lessons on Winning Back Rural America Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062977489
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Published: Ecco - September 15th, 2020

How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780190900908
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 1st, 2020

The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984854575
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Published: Random House - September 1st, 2020

The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635571974
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech Under Surveillance Capitalism Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781788738804
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Published: Verso - March 23rd, 2021

The Decadent Society: America Before and After the Pandemic Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476785257
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 16th, 2021

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525509561
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Published: One World - February 16th, 2021

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Monday, May 3, 2021 - 10:00am to Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 1:00pm
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