Alumni Book Talk featuring Malaika Jabali ’09SW, ’14LW

February 13 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Teacher's College - 525 W. 120th Street, Room 422
Malaika Jabali‘s It’s Not You, It’s Capitalism gives you everything you need to know about what a healthy relationship could actually look like, issue by issue – from healthcare and housing to the whole concept of American democracy – with Socialism. With accessible explanations and illustrations, often surprising graphs and stats, and some Drake memes, this book will show you that we NEED to build a world that’s safer, kinder, cleaner, healthier, and more equal. And that this isn’t a utopian dream – it’s within our grasp, if we collectively decide to call out capitalism for what it really is and wake up to a better future.
Date:          Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Time:          6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location:   Teachers College | 422 Thompson Hall*

This program will also be streamed live on Zoom. Registration is required to receive the link.

About the Author

Malaika is the Senior News and Politics Editor at Essence Magazine. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, where she was a columnist, Teen Vogue, Jacobin, Very Smart Brothas, and The New Republic, among others .

She received an M.S. from the Columbia School of Social Work in 2009 and her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2014, where she was an Articles Editor for the Columbia Journal of Race and Law.

Her first political feature, “The Color of Economic Anxiety,” won the 2019 New York Association for Black Journalists Award. She is a licensed attorney who has written laws and worked in housing policy for the New York City Council.

*Note: Thompson Hall can be accessed through the Teachers College entrance on 120th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam. Please bring your Columbia University or government issued ID card for entrance.