Activist, professor, community organizer, and author George Lakey is visiting the Twin Cities in September for his international book tour. From his first arrest in the Civil Rights era to his most recent during a climate justice march at the age of 83, George Lakey has committed his life to a mission of building a better world through movements and campaigns for justice. Lakey’s life and vast experience with nonviolent social change organizing reminds us how to find hope in even the toughest times through strategic, joyful activism. Bring your curiosity and questions to any of the five book tour events being hosted by the local peace and justice organization, Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW).
Go to fnvw.org/georgelakey for up-to-date information about George Lakey’s visit to the Twin Cities.
George Lakey’s life will be the subject of a new documentary film coming in 2023.
George Lakey Twin Cities book tour schedule:
• Sept. 24: “How nonviolent campaigns succeed in polarized times,” 10:15-11:00 a.m. Minneapolis Friends Meeting, 4401 York Ave. S.
• Sept. 26: Reading excerpts from memoir, 7-8 p.m. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave.
• Sept. 27: “Organizing for Environmental and Climate Justice” includes panel with local organizers, 7-9 p.m. Minneapolis Friends Meeting, 4401 York Ave. S
• Sept. 28: “Intersectionality of Racial Justice and Solidarity Work” includes panel with local organizers, 7-8:30 p.m. East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St.
• Sept. 30: Keynote at Walk for Peace and Justice hosted by Friends for a NonViolent World (FNVW), 10 a.m. Minneapolis, MN, Bracket Park, 3800 E. 28th St.
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