Join us in welcoming George Lakey, Lifelong Peace Activist and Author as our guest speaker
This event is free and open to the public
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George Lakey will engage us in a conversation that explores his lifelong commitment to engaging in nonviolent direct action on behalf of peace, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, labor justice, and the environment.
George Lakeyhas been a leader in the field of nonviolent social change since the 1960s and has published extensively for both activist and academic readers. He was the founder and executive director ofTraining for Change, a Philadelphia-based organization internationally known for its leadership in creating and teaching strategies for nonviolent social change. Lakey has worked in the United States with mineworkers, steelworkers, and civil rights leaders, and, internationally, with South African anti-apartheid activists, Cambodian human rights organizers, and many others. He is a recently retired Swarthmore professor whose teaching focused on peace and conflict studies.He is a member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
In 2010, Lakey was named by the National Peace and Justice Studies Association as "Peace Educator of the Year".
"A civil rights legend." - The Guardian
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