George Lakey: Movement for a New Society

Event Type: 
Woolman Calendar Event
Date & Time: 
November 13, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a presentation by one of the most resilient and effective Nonviolent Warriors of our time.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lakey

Summer Thyme's Bakery & Deli, 231 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Door open at 6 pm.

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Students free. Food will be available for sale at the event.

 

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George Lakey is the co-founder of the ground-breaking radical community, the Movement for a New Society, which laid the basis for many of the facilitation and decision-making systems in common activist use today.

George has spent much of the last 50 years training people in creative nonviolence – 1,500 people on five continents. In 1969 he persuaded Peace News to adopt the slogan ‘for nonviolent revolution’, which is as relevant today.

George said: ‘I’m 80. Am I burned out? I don’t think so. It is possible to struggle our whole lives long if we find ways of supporting ourselves so that we don’t burn out. We deserve not only “after the revolution” institutions that support our personal growth and our own vision, but we deserve in the process of struggle to keep growing and to experience the taste of liberation. As the Movement for a New Society used to say: “To live the revolution now”'