George Lakey Visits the Susquehanna Valley
On Tuesday, October 1st at 7PM in the Langone Center Forum, George Lakey will speak on his most recent book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. In the book, he draws on both theory and practice to provide guidance on connecting issue oriented campaigning into movement based politics.
On Wednesday, October 2nd from 11:30-1:00, Lakey will discuss the lecture at a luncheon for faculty, staff and interested students in the Traditional Reading Room. On Wednesday evening at 7PM in Trout Auditorium, he will speak on his earlier (2016) book Viking Economics, which provides an historical account of how Scandinavian workers organized to support progressive social democratic policies and how these lessons might translate to the contemporary U.S. All are welcome. Please RSVP for the luncheon to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bio: George Lakey has been active in direct action campaigns for six decades. Recently retired from Swarthmore College where he was Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change and managed the Global Nonviolent Action Database research project, he has facilitated 1,500 workshops on five continents and led activist projects on local, national and international levels -- most recently with Earth Quaker Action Team. Among many other books and articles, he is author of "Viking Economics," and "How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning.