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“How We Win” Workshops, Palm Beach & Miami, March 28 & 29

George talking about the pluses of Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigns. photo: Bill Carlie

George Lakey, veteran activist and recently-retired Swarthmore professor, will visit Miami and Palm Beach Meetings in March, leading workshops based on his new book How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning, which has received endorsements from social movement leaders, including Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org.

“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 remarkable stories and remarkable insights–not to mention some remarkable colleagues who add their perspective to this necessary manual, ‘How We Win.’” — Bill McKibben, co-founder 350.org

“Inspirational, practical, readable, with the distilled wisdom of generations.” – Kate Evans, author of Red Rosa and Threads from the Refugee Crisis

“This book weaves decades of campaign practice and theory together into a powerful manual.” — Zein Nakhoda, Director, Training for Change

The Workshop

Explore:

  • What makes nonviolent direct action campaigns relevant now?
  • How do we build stronger campaigns?
  • How can we build a movement of movements that can deliver really big changes?

Expect:

  • Experiential activities, small group work, a big picture, and affirmation of your own power.

George Lakey, author of How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning, has led over 1500 workshops on five continents. First arrested in the civil rights movement, in 2018 he was arrested campaigning for Power Local Green Jobs. In between he gave leadership to campaigns on neighborhood, state, and national levels, working in cross-race, cross-class coalitions and the LGBTQ movement. He’s worked with labor unions, Mohawks, high school students, environmentalists, and the Puerto Rican independence movement. He taught conflict studies at universities and authored ten books on how to bring about change. He is a columnist for the online publication WagingNonviolence.org.

The workshop is 3 ½ hours. Optimum attendance 20-40.

Order How We Win or buy a copy at the workshop (supplies are limited).

 

Palm Beach Meeting • Saturday, March 28, 2020

Palm Beach Meetinhouse

Palm Beach Friends meetinghouse, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Workshop 12:30 – 4:00 PM

Space limited to 40 participants. RSVP to Palm Beach Quakers

This workshop is limited to 40 participants. There will be a nominal fee to attend and some scholarships are available.

 

Miami Meeting • Sunday March 29, 2020

Miami Meetinghouse. photo: E. Diaz

Miami Friends meetinghouse, 1185 Sunset Drive, Miami, Fl. 33143

Simple meal at 2:00 pm; workshop from 3-6:30 pm

$15 suggested donation for workshop- some scholarships available

Registration is required as seating is limited. RSVP to Andrea Hoskins: 305 609-9704 or email Andrea

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Learn More

See the QuakerSpeak video, How We Win

Read about recent How We Win workshops in SEYM

 

About George Lakey

George Lakey has led over 1500 workshops on five continents. First arrested in the civil rights movement. In 2018 he was arrested campaigning for Power Local Green Jobs. In between he gave leadership to campaigns on neighborhood, state, and national levels, working in cross-race, cross-class coalitions and the LGBTQ movement. He’s worked with labor unions, Mohawks, high school students, environmentalists, and the Puerto Rican independence movement.

George taught conflict studies at universities and authored ten books on how to bring about change, including the popular Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can, too. He is recently retired from Swarthmore College, where he was the Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change. He is a columnist for the online publication WagingNonviolence.org, and lives in Philadephia.

George was recently arrested, along with Jane Fonda and other activists, at a ‘Fire Drill Friday’ protest in December 2019.