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George Lakey: How We Win

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Longtime activist and author George Lakey is coming to the Jamaica Plains Forum to discuss his 10th book, How We Win.

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 in Social Change, Lakey’s first arrest was at a civil rights demonstration in March 1963, and his most recent was March 29, 2018 in the Power Local Green Jobs Campaign.

Some high points of his movement experience were sailing into Vietnam with medical supplies in defiance of the U.S. war, participating in the first mass sit-down at the Supreme Court as part of his LGBT activism, founding the collective Men Against Patriarchy and the Movement for a New Society, and coordinating a statewide cross-class, cross-race coalition against the Reagan counter-revolution.  He led over 1500 training workshops on five continents and co-founded Training for Change.


The First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist
6 Eliot St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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