• Announcement

George Lakey’s ‘Meeting Our Challenges’ tour

Movement elder and longtime Waging Nonviolence columnist George Lakey is hitting the road for an international tour in promotion of his new memoir “Dancing with History: A Life for Peace and Justice.” As Daniel Ellsberg notes, “George Lakey stands out for the sheer range of his contributions to peace and justice. His upbeat, soul-driven spirit underlies it all, as you’ll catch in this revealing memoir.”

While a special pre-tour event will take place Nov. 8 at the University of San Francisco, the official “Meeting Our Challenges” tour kicks off Nov. 15 at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Events are free and do not require tickets or registration unless otherwise noted below. More dates will be added soon.

In the meantime, you can pre-order the book — which is in paperback — from bookshop.org to benefit local independent bookstores.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 30: New Haven, CT, Unitarian Society, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamde, 7-8:30 p.m.

Dec. 2: Miami, FL, Miami Friends Meetinghouse, 1185 Sunset Road, Coral Gables,  7pm. 

Dec. 4: DeLand, FL, The Collective, 112 E. New York Ave (historic Drake Theater bldg.), 5pm.

Dec. 5: DeLand, FL, Muse Book Shop, 112 S Woodland Blvd, 4:30pm.

Dec. 7: Gainesville, FL, Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St, 7pm.

Dec. 8, Thurs, 6-8pm, Leon County Main Public Library, Tallahassee, 200 W. Park Ave.

Dec. 9: Tallahassee, FL, United Church, 1834 Mahan Drive, 7pm.

Dec. 13: Harrisburg, PA, Friends Meetinghouse, 1100 N. 6th St, 7:15pm.

Jan 5: New York, NY, The People’s Forum, in conversation with Yotam Marom, activist writer and trainer, 320 W. 37th St, Manhattan, 6:30pm

More to come…

Past Events

Nov. 8: San Francisco, University of San Francisco, 106 Cowell Hall, 2130 Fulton St, 11 a.m.

Nov. 15 National Launch: Philadelphia, PA, with Varshini Prakash, co-founder and executive director of the Sunrise Movement. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free tickets available here.

Nov. 19: Baltimore, MD, Red Emma’s Bookstore, 3128 Greenmount Ave, 7 p.m.

Nov. 20: Baltimore, Black Lives Matter Interfaith Coalition’s after-rally event, Homewood Friends Meetinghouse, 3107 N. Charles St, 3.15-4.15 p.m.

Nov. 21: Stroudsburg, PA, Public Library, 1002 N. Ninth St, 1.30-3.30 p.m.

Nov. 21: Bangor, PA, Public Library, 39 S. Main St, 6-8 p.m.

You can also check-out the film trailer for the full-length documentary about George Lakey’s life and work now being made by Glennfilms.



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