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Workshop: GET ON YOUR FEET: ORGANIZING FOR PEACEFUL PROTEST with George Lakey
Start Date: 2/26/2015Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 2/26/2015End Time: 10:30 PM

Event Description:
George Lakey's workshop is the final event in the RADICAL DEMOCRACY AND HUMANISM residency sponsored by the William J. Cooper Foundation. The workshop will offer attendees some models for organizing and information regarding preparation for peaceful protest. What questions is it important to answer, individually and as a group, regarding purpose and practice? What tools for action are useful to groups in differing situations? What models from past and current movements can be adapted to a variety of purposes? In this session, George Lakey will show that you *can* go beyond the boring limits of choosing between a march or a rally by coming to this workshop and learning about:

- action logic
- edgy actions
- using actions leadership development
- maximizing the empowerment potential of the actions you design
- one-offs vs. campaigns.

The workshop includes question time on the use of nonviolent direct action compared with other techniques for social change.

George Lakey's first arrest was in the ‘sixties for a civil rights sit-in; in 2013 he was arrested in a protest against mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. He co-founded a number of social change groups including Movement for a New Society, the Pennsylvania Jobs with Peace Campaign, Men Against Patriarchy, Training for Change, and Earth Quaker Action Team. He has led over 1500 social change workshops on five continents, for a wide variety of groups including homeless people, prisoners, Russian lesbians and gays, Sri Lankan monks, Burmese guerrilla soldiers, striking steel workers, South African activists, Canadian academics, and leaders of indigenous peoples brought together by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research in Geneva.


Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility  (View Map)
3-5 Whittier Place
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Room: Lang Center, Keith Room
Contact Information:
Name: Publicity Admin.
Phone: 610-328-8260
Email: lpacevents@swarthmore.edu
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Event Sponsors
The Departments and Programs of Music and Dance, Theater, Black Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility and the William J. Cooper Foundation
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The Public
Additional Information
Free and open to the public without reservation. Seating is first come, first served. Space is limited.

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