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George Lakey Nonviolent Direct Action Workshop: HOW WE WIN

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Pittsburgh Friends Meeting House

4836 Ellsworth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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How We Win: A Workshop with George Lakey

A participatory 3-hour workshop with George Lakey, internationally-known trainer, author of
How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning (2018)

Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 – 8:30
Friends Meeting House
4836 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, 15213

  • Workshop space is limited RSVP required. RSVP on eventbrite.
  • Workshop is offered on a per donation basis, $20 suggested donation, or what you can afford. Pay at the door.
  • A light vegetarian dinner will be provided.

Through experiential activities, small group work, connecting with the big picture and our own gifts, the workshop explores:

  • What makes nonviolent direct action campaigns powerful now?
  • How do we start a new campaign or tweak already-existing ones?
  • How do targeted campaigns grow strong movement leadership among marginalized people and communities?
  • How can campaigns build a movement of movements?

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, crossclass coalitions and the LGBTQ movement. He’s worked with labor unions, the Mohawk, 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.

How We Win is available at Pittsburgh local independent bookstore White Whale (Bloomfield) where Lakey will give a book talk March 19, 7pm.

This work is sponsored by the Battle of Homestead Foundation. Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Pittsburgh Friends Meeting.

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