George Lakey discusses his new book from Melville House, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning:
Nov 14, Wed., at 7pm, Powerhouse Arena bookstore in Dumbo: 28 Adams St, Brooklyn.
George, a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, was first arrested in a civil rights sit-in, and has for half a century given leadership to prophetic projects: A Quaker Action Group, Movement for a New Society, Men Against Patriarchy, Jobs with Peace, and Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT). He recently retired from Swarthmore College, where he worked with students to build the online Global Nonviolent Action Database of over a thousand nonviolent campaigns in nearly 200 countries. This, his tenth book, harvests a life of learning how to, as Martin Buber put it, “drive the plowshare of normative principle into the hard soil of political reality.”
“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 the 1960s. 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
Note that the event will include Q&A, as well as opportunities for the book to be purchased and autographed.
Adams Street is the continuation of Boerum Place. The address is north (downhill) from where Adams Street resumes to pass under the Manhattan Bridge, only a couple of short blocks from the York Street subway station of the F train.