George Lakey, author of How We Win
A Room of One's Own welcomes George Lakey, author of How We Win!
About How We Win: A Guide to Non-violent Direct Action Campaigning: After six decades of activism George Lakey sees today’s growing political crisis as the biggest opportunity of his lifetime to make positive change in the U.S. He explains why, then draws lessons from a century of successful campaigns and shares promising innovations he sees happening right now for a winning strategy.
George Lakey recently retired from Swarthmore College where he was Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change. He created and managed the Global Nonviolent Action Database research project (nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu) that includes over 1100 campaigns from nearly 200 countries. Lakey has also held teaching posts at Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania. He has led over 1500 social change workshops on five continents, co-founding and for fifteen years directing Training for Change.