On May 4, 2020, Public Seminar launched its summer book series with a discussion of Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World (Seal Press, 2020), edited by activist writers Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti.

Almost 150 viewers joined us for an hour of conversation and readings from a new collection of feminist essays that have never been more relevant.

 Believe Me asks us to imagine a world in which we not only believe women, but act as though the things they report – harassment, sexual assault, and calls for justice – are urgently important. You can listen to it here:

And keep your eye on this space for new book talks scheduled for later this summer.

Claire Potter is co-executive editor of Public Seminar and Professor of History at The New School for Social Research. You can tweet with her @TenuredRadical. Subscribe to her Substack, Political Junkie, here.