How We Win: A Workshop with George Lakey on Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning | Mar 30, 2019
“If you want to be a soldier, you can go to West Point. If you want to be a nonviolent change-maker, George Lakey has both remarkable stories and remarkable insights.”
— Bill McKibben, co-founder 350.org
In this participatory workshop led by internationally known trainer George Lakey, participants will engage in a lively exploration of how to use direct action campaigns to build power toward a movement of movements.
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 and can be ordered at https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/how-we-win/ .
Bring a bag lunch and eat in community together at 12:30pm, or arrive by 1pm for the workshop.
This event is cosponsored by Beacon Hill Friends House and the Boston Democratic Socialists of America.
Admission is on a sliding scale. Recommended range $10-$30; all donations gratefully accepted. Scholarships are available: please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance registration is required.
Advance registration is required. Please click here to register on Eventbrite.
About George Lakey
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.