George Lakey was in our area from Oct 1-5 speaking on progressive social movement building at various college campuses and did an all-day workshop for the HUB Summit at Wild Goose Farm on Saturday. Over 30 local activists attended the Summit from a variety of local groups. A video of George’s presentation will be available on the HUB website for those of you who are interested and were not able to attend.
The main focus of the workshop was to give us the perspective and tools to plan on-going nonviolent direct action campaigns that involve strategizing how to be most effective on the topics we are already working on, how to bring those issues together and how to sustain the work we are doing rather than just demonstrate on a one-time basis.
He provided us with much to think about and the HUB will be planning on-going training and strategizing as follow-up to this workshop with George Lakey. Contact Jordi (Jordi@jordicomas.org) if you are interested in buying a copy of either of George’s books — How We Win! and Viking Economics. Contact Penn (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in having a workshop on strategizing on-going campaigns.