How Direct Action Campaigns Can Build Transformational Movements

Tuesday, April 2, 2019; 6:30 – 8:30 pm
First Churches, 129 Main Street, Northampton

Trainer: George Lakey 

George Lakey, recently retired from Swarthmore College, started a life of activist campaigning six decades ago. His first book was a manual for the Civil Rights Movement. His most recent book, Viking Economics,shares the results of nonviolent direct action campaigning in achieving the world’s most free and most just societies: Scandinavia. He co-founded the spiritual activist Earth Quaker Action Team which forced the 7th-largest bank in American to give up financing mountain top removal coal minding. His new book is How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Action Campaigning (Melville House, Dec 2018).

A lively, participatory event for this political moment. Learn the value of nonviolent direct action campaigns for winning concrete victories while laying the groundwork for larger, broad-based movements that can transform our country. Bill McKibben says, “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.”