How We Win: A Workshop On Nonviolent Direct Action With George Lakey

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Quakers of Orlando

316 East Marks Street

Orlando, FL 32803

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Participants will explore how to use nonviolent direct action to achieve positive social change. Free and open to public. Meal provided.

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WHAT: This interactive workshop will be facilitated by George Lakey, a lifelong Quaker activist who has led direct social action campaigns for six decades. Recently retired from Swarthmore College, Lakey is the author of the 2018 book How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning.

WHO: Lakey was first arrested at a civil rights demonstration in March 1963, and most recently at an environmental protest in March 2018. He has taught over 1500 social change workshops on five continents and organized coalitions across race and class lines.

WHY: How We Win participants will explore specific strategies for successful direct action including choosing the right targets, designing creative campaigns, and avoiding burnout within groups. Attendance is encouraged for all those who seek progressive change in their communities.

WHEN/WHERE/HOW: Arrive at 5:00pm to the Quakers of Orlando meetinghouse for free vegan dinner or at 5:30pm to attend only the workshop. Admission is free, but advance registration is required. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. Copies of How We Win will be available for any donation amount. Call 407-476-4369 or email peace@orlandoquakers.org or for more information. Location is wheelchair accessible and has gender inclusive bathrooms.

PRAISE: “George Lakey’s Manual for Direct Action was literally a life saver for many during the height of the struggle for Black freedom and dignity in the1960s. How We Win has arrived to us at another key moment in our human journey. It is a guide for our collective liberation, informed by decades of Professor Lakey’s ongoing research and teaching since the ‘60s. Following these steps will indeed help us achieve a more just and humane society.” -Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

March 2019 article from The Guardian.

August 2019 article from Waging Nonviolence.

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