We will look at the art and science of how ordinary people around the world organize themselves, unify, strategize, and nonviolently struggle to win human rights, freedom, justice, accountable government and corporations, environmental sustainability, and many other gains.
We have a number of people in Takoma Park and adjoining communities with deep knowledge of this field who can contribute to leading discussions. Hardy Merriman (http://hardymerriman.com/hardy-merriman/) will lead the first discussion which will take place on:
“People are in the streets protesting Donald Trump. But when does protest actually work?” By Erica Chenoweth, Washington Post, November 21, 2016 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/11/21/people-are-in-the-streets-protesting-donald-trump-but-when-does-protest-actually-work/?utm_term=.5dff2c9563a1).
CANVAS Core Curriculum: A Guide to Effective Nonviolent Struggle By Srdja Popovic, Slobodan Djinovic, Andrej Milivojevic, Hardy Merriman, and Ivan Marovic Belgrade, Serbia: Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), 2007. Pages: 14-81 (http://canvasopedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/CANVAS-Core-Curriculum_EN.pdf).