* GEORGE LAKEY: Strategy, Tour, Books and Videos

Lakey (85) shares his learnings from six decades of strategic nonviolent organizing for peace and racial, social, and climate justice, through storytelling and discussion. He’s a columnist for WagingNonviolence.org and a founder of the Global Nonviolent Action Database at Swarthmore, Earth Quaker Action Team, Movement for a New Society and Training for Change.

See George’s new bio-pic film trailer, his wiki page, videos below, and his other books including:
How We Win, Viking Economics, Facilitating Group Learning, Toward a Living Revolution:
A five-stage framework for creating radical social change
, 2023 memoir tour below*
(See more.) Also see
MNS Books & Authors, Bill Moyer, and more best reading.

*George’s 2023 Memoir Tour:
Dancing with History:
A Life for Peace and Justice

Share this calendar page link with friends, relatives and colleagues in those areas he’s coming!
See Political scientist Stephen Zunes’s splendid review in
The Progressive and Doug Gwyn’s review in Friends Journal.

  • March 30-31, Western Pennsylvania: George keynotes two-day
    conference for activists at Slippery Rock University.
  • APRIL 2, Sun, 7.30pm: New York City, Fifteenth Street Friends Meeting,
    15 Rutherford Place (East 15th St between Second and Third Avenues).
  • Apr 9, Sun, 9.45am: Madison, WI: Friends Meeting, 1704 Roberts Ct.
  • Apr 10, Mon, 1-3pm, Madison: Room of One’s Own bookstore (Atwood Ave)
  • Apr 13, Thurs, 6pm: Syracuse University,
    Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library Rm 114.
    “Nonviolent Action from Civil Rights to Climate Justice.”
  • Apr 14, Fri, 9am-noon, Syracuse Community Folk Art Center
    “How to craft nonviolent climate campaigns to be inclusive,
    powerful, and successful,” co-facilitated with Sarah Nahar.
    Sponsors: Syracuse Peace Council and Syracuse Cultural Workers.
  • Apr 27, Thurs, 5pm, Middlebury College, VT: advance showing of
    George Lakey bio-documentary “Rebel with a Mission” + discussion
    on strategies now. Dana Auditorium (Sunderland Language Center).
  • Apr 30, Sun, 11am, Middlebury Friends Meeting, 56 N. Pleasant St,
    after-worship discussion visit and book signing with George Lakey.
  • Apr 30, Sun, 3pm, Charlotte, VT: Charlotte Library, 115 Ferry Road,
    Sponsors: Sustainable Charlotte, Charlotte Senior Center & Charlotte Library.
  • MAY EVENTS TBA HERE SOON (and at WagingNonviolence.org)

Recent books still popular: Facilitating Group Learning: Strategies for Success with Diverse Learners.
And from Melville House: Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and how we can, too,
and HOW WE WIN: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning.

ABOVE: Zoom video of Lakey’s talk at the Philadelphia Free Library (57 mins.)

BELOW: Lakey’s video based on his How We Win guide (30 min.) explains why “polarization is the forge that heats systemic change” now, as it did in the 1930s and 1960s in the US and Scandinavia. Also see the Trailer for his new bio-pic.

BELOW: The Chinese character for “Crisis” means danger and opportunity. Activists now must use today’s crises to win major systemic or structural change, as our ancestors did in the 1930s and 1960s in the U.S. and Scandinavia. No need to “reinvent the wheel” — change is made from “ideas lying around.”

See George’s new bio-pic film trailer, wiki page, and other books:


How We Win, Viking Economics, Facilitating Group Learning,
Toward a Living Revolution: A five-stage framework for change and more.
And find
more MNS Books & Authors, and other best readings.