We are thrilled to welcome our former colleague and Lang Professor, George Lakey, back to campus to help launch his latest book, a memoir, Dancing With History: A Life for Peace and Justice. Join us for this public TriCollege book talk sponsored by departments at Swarthmore, Haverford, and Bryn Mawr Colleges. A reception and book … Continue reading Dancing with History: George Lakey TriCo Memoir Launch →
GET ON YOUR FEET: ORGANIZING FOR PEACEFUL PROTEST A workshop with George Lakey Thursday, February 26 7:00 – 10:30 p.m. Keith Room – Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility Swarthmore College (Directions) You *can* go beyond the boring limits of choosing between a march or a rally by coming to this workshop and learning about: … Continue reading Lakey workshop “Get on your feet: Organizing for Peaceful Protest” →
Professor George Lakey produced a video this summer drawing on the Global Nonviolent Action Database for a new curriculum being developed by the United Nations Institute for Training and Development (UNITAR) in Geneva, Switzerland. The video outlines three different applications of nonviolent action/civil resistance.
As I write this, Visiting Lang Professor, George Lakey has begun a week-long fast (with only water) from April 7-13 for the people of Appalachia, with a concern for PNC Bank’s funding of mountaintop removal coal mining. This is part of a 40-day fast conducted by Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT), leading up to the annual shareholders meeting … Continue reading Prof. George Lakey to begin week-long fast over coal mining →
For those of you who are not aware, Professor George Lakey is walking 200 miles across Pennsylvania as part of Earth Quaker Action Team to promote sustainable environmental strategy and challenge PNC bank to stop funding mountaintop removal. Today is Day 13 (nearly two weeks!) and the team expects to arrive in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. … Continue reading Prof. Lakey nears Pittsburgh in walk across Pennsylvania for jobs, justice, and a sustainable environment →
The Earth Quaker Action Team (eqat.org) is committed to Shining the Light on PNC Bank’s investments in companies that practice mountaintop removal coal mining — a practice that has devastated Appalachian communities, causing increased rates of poverty, unemployment, health symptoms, cancer and birth defects. George Lakey,Lang Research Fellow and Visiting Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, along with about seven … Continue reading George Lakey and Green Walk for Jobs and Justice →
Photo: m.gifford via flickr The Philadelphia City Paper reports that our own Prof. George Lakey is to walk across Pennsylvania to protest PNC Bank financing mountaintop-removal coal mining. You can also follow his regular column at Waging Nonviolence.
In case you missed Peace and Conflict Studies Prof. George Lakey’s interview about the Occupy movement on Radio Times today, you can listen at the bottom of this post or on the Radio Times site. Summary From Radio Times: Occupy protesters were evicted in Philadelphia and Los Angeles overnight. We’ll get an update on the … Continue reading Listen to Prof. George Lakey on #Occupy →
The prominent blog,Waging Nonviolence, has featured a story on the launch of the Global Nonviolent Action Database. Read the whole story and see the accompanying video below.
Visiting Professor and Research Fellow George Lakey was honored on October 2 by the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) in its conference in Winnipeg, Canada. The PJSA is the professional association of scholars and teachers in the U.S. and Canada, and is part of the International Peace Research Association. Its annual conference is held … Continue reading George Lakey Named “Peace Educator of the Year” →