Nonviolent actions are becoming the new alternative to violent uprisings. Most nonviolent actions are planned as single events, such as a march or protest. But isolated nonviolent actions accomplish little if they’re not part of a larger strategy.
In dozens of countries, carefully planned nonviolent actions have successfully overthrown many governments. The demonstrations and boycotts in Birmingham, Alabama were the catalyst that brought civil rights legislation onto the national scene. “The greatest hope for humanity lies not in condemning violence but in making violence obsolete,” says Jamila Raqib, Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution.
Join us on June 5 for an introductory exploration of hundreds of methods of nonviolent actions. Doors open at 6 for snacks and socializing; discussion and videos start at 6:30. Recent book: This is an Uprising by Mark and Paul Engler. More links and notes here.
ZEST Nights are a new event on first Monday evenings. We know that environmental sustainability, and thus economic and cultural sustainability, face extreme risks. ZEST nights present and debate existing and emerging solutions to environmental justice and related social justice problems. Join us for short presentations and engaging discussions focused on new solutions to climate problems, ranging from political to economic to technological or scientific.