document.write("\u003cdiv class=\"feedevent\"\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"title\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\" target=\"blank\" \u003eWhy do protests fail? A Talk by Micah White \u002704\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"regspaces\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"enddate\"\u003e03/30/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"starttime\"\u003e7:00 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"endtime\"\u003e8:30 PM\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"recurrence\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"description\"\u003eProtest is undeniably cool again. And yet, if we evaluate recent protests by their outcome, not their rhetoric, it is increasingly clear that contemporary forms of activism are resulting in diminishing effectiveness. Despite their size, their sophistication and their speed, the last decade of social protests have largely failed to achieve their desired social change objectives. If protest as we know it is broken, how do we fix it?\r\nIn this lecture by Micah White, the co-creator of Occupy Wall Street and author of THE END OF PROTEST, we will evaluate various theories for why contemporary protests are failing. Is it a lack of demands? Police repression? Absence of leadership? Or something deeper? Our goal will be to develop a general theory of protest failure grounded in the concrete experience of contemporary activism. Guiding our collective inquiry will be the hope that understanding protest failure will better equip today’s democracy activists for creating positive social change in their lifetimes.\r\n•••\r\nMICAH WHITE \u002704 is the lifelong activist who co-created Occupy Wall Street, a global social movement, while an editor of Adbusters magazine. While at Swarthmore, he co-founded one of the nation\u0027s first student anti-war organizations. Widely recognized as a pioneer of social movement creation, Micah White has been profiled by The New Yorker, The Guardian and Esquire has named him one of the most influential young thinkers alive today. Micah is the author of The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution. Learn more at\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"contact\"\u003eAdina Spertus-Melhus,, 224-688-7272\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"location\"\u003eScience Center : Science Center 101 - Chang Hou Hall\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Micah White \u002704\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"thumbnail\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\" border=\"0\" alt=\"Micah White \u002704\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"category\"\u003eAcademic Departments & Programs, Home Page Highlight, Intercultural Center, Lang Center, Lecture/Talk/ Reading/ Panel, Library, Student Events\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"extrainfo\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"sponsor\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"opento\"\u003eThe Public\u003c/div\u003e\u003cdiv class=\"startdate\"\u003e03/30/2017\u003c/div\u003e\u003c/div\u003e");