Doylestown: George Lakey - HOW WE WIN

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The Doylestown Bookshop welcomes author George Lakey for a talk and book signing for his book, How We Win, on February 16th at 1:00pm.
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About How We Win


In a book of dramatic stories 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.  The reader learns a variety of activist tools and how they built powerful movements that won victories despite sometimes-violent opposition.

In addition to strategy and tactics the author reveals best practices for fostering cooperative, inclusive leadership and unity with diversity.  He explains how campaigns can become building blocks for a movement of movements that transforms an unjust society.



George Lakey
About George

GEORGE LAKEY has been active in direct action campaigns for six decades. Recently retired from Swarthmore College, where he was the Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues of Social Change, Lakey was first arrested at a civil rights demonstration in March 1963, and his most recent arrest was March 29, 2018, as a participant in the Power Local Green Jobs Campaign. He lives in Philadelphia.



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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:00pm
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The Doylestown Bookshop
16 S. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612197531
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Melville House - December 4th, 2018

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