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How We Win with George Lakey
January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join author George Lakey at the bookstore as he discusses his new book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigns. The book draws lessons from a century of successful direct action campaigns by civic groups, women, labor, civil rights, LGBTQ, immigrants, environmentalists, religious groups, and students. He’ll be at the store on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7pm.
With a new generation of activists looking to take action – from the Women’s March, to Black Lives Matter, to the students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School – the time is ripe for a guide on campaigning today. Through vivid stories the reader learns a variety of activist tools and how they built powerful movements that won victories despite sometimes-violent opposition.
George Lakey recently retired from Swarthmore College where he was Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change. He created and managed the Global Nonviolent Action Database research project. In 2010 he was named “Peace Educator of the Year.”
He received the Martin Luther King, Jr., Peace Award, the Paul Robeson Social Justice Award, the Ashley Montague International Conflict Resolution Award, and the Giraffe Award for “Sticking his Neck out for the Common Good.”
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