A workshop with lifelong activist, author, and retired professor, George Lakey
When: Nov. 23, Saturday, 9am-12:30pm,
Where: Gainesville Quaker Meetinghouse, 702 NW 39th St., Gainesville
Sponsored by the Gainesville Quakers & Indivisible Gainesville
Addressing the current U.S. political turbulence, George Lakey draws lessons for today from a century of successful direct action campaigns by civic groups, women, labor, civil rights, LGBTQ, immigrants, environmentalists, religious groups, and students. In addition to strategy and tactics Lakey reveals best practices for fostering cooperative, inclusive leadership, and unity with diversity.
Explore: what makes nonviolent direct action campaigns relevant now; how to do direct action campaigning during this polarized, crisis time in the U.S.; how to build stronger campaigns; and how to build a movement of movements that can deliver really big changes.
Expect: experiential activities; small group work; a big-picture, affirmation of your own power.
Lakey, author of How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning, has led over 1,500 workshops on five continents. Lakey has been active in direct action campaigns for six decades. 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, cross-class coalitions and the LGBTQ movement. Lakey has worked with labor unions, Mohawks, 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
This workshop is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Space is limited to 40 attendees. Register on Eventbrite at https://tinyurl.com/Iguana1034.
Other stops on Lakey’s Florida tour
Nov. 19, Tues., 11am. Tampa, Call-in radio show, hosted by Rob Lorei, WMNF. Listen online at wmnf.org.
Nov. 19, Tues., 6pm-9:30pm, St. Petersburg, How We Win Workshop at the Friends Meetinghouse, 130 19th Ave (Old Southeast). Contact Susan Wade at 727-821-5048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 21, Thurs., 5:30-9pm, Orlando, How We Win Workshop at the Quaker Meetinghouse, 316 E Marks St. Contact: Stephanie Preston-Hughes, email@example.com, or (407) 476-4369. Register on Eventbrite.
Nov. 24, Sun., 1-4:30pm, Tallahassee, How We Win Workshop at the Friends Meetinghouse. Contact: Doug Hahn, firstname.lastname@example.org.