Peace and Conflict Studies instructor arrested in nonviolent anti-casino action

George Lakey at Sugarhouse casino site protest 9-29-09

George Lakey, who served as the college’s Lang Professor of Civic and Social Responsibility, from 2006 – 2009, and who now teaches a Peace and Conflict Studies research seminar titled “Strategy and Nonviolent Struggle,” was arrested on Tuesaday (September 29) at the Sugarhouse casino site. Part of a Casino-Free-Philadelphia action, Lakey and thirteen others, including Rev. Robin Hynicka, the pastor of Arch Street United Methodist Church, were willingly arrested after blocking the construction entrance to the site.

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