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George Lakey: How We Win
May 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm$10 – $75
In this participatory workshop led by social movement veteran George Lakey, participants will explore how to use direct action campaigns strategically, including:
- choosing the right target
- designing a creative campaign
- avoiding burnout within your group
- building a movement of movements to achieve real progressive victories.
Workshop participants who have read How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning will get the most out of the workshop, but it is by no means a prerequisite. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the Peace & Justice Store starting on April 29 and can also be ordered here.
Admission is on a sliding scale $10-$75 for the general public. Free for PJC members. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Click here for information on memberships. Advance registration is required. Register online here or below.
About George Lakey and How We Win
George Lakey, author of How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning, has led over 1500 workshops on five continents. He was first arrested in the civil rights movement and was a trainer for 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer. In 2018 he was arrested campaigning for Power Local Green Jobs. In between he gave leadership to campaigns on neighborhood, city-wide, state, national, and international levels, including cross-race, cross-class coalitions and the LGBTQ movement. He co-led strategy workshops with César Chavez. He’s worked with labor unions, Mohawks, high school students, environmentalists, and the Puerto Rican independence movement. He also taught conflict studies at colleges and universities, most recently Swarthmore College, and authored ten books on how to bring about change.