Beyond Marching: Grassroots Resistance for Troubled Times!
Sixth session in a spring 2017 series hosted by the Madison Free Skool, Madison IWW, Young Gifted and Black, and the Peregrine Forum. Join us to discuss nonviolent direct action, including theory, historical examples, and relevance to our current situation. This session will continue exploring concepts in Gene Sharp’s activist handbook: How Nonviolent Struggle Works http://www.aeinstein.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/How-Nonviolent-Struggle-Works.pdf This session we will specifically be discussing the tactics of boycotts and strikes, looking at the 1960s United Farm Workers Grape Strike and Boycott (chapter 14 in Sharp’s larger Waging Nonviolent Struggle book) and the 1933 WI Milk Strike (for a reading on that, check out: http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/wmh/id/18916/show/18864
Paper copies of all suggested readings are available in the front window at Lakeside Press (1334 Williamson St.). You are also welcome to bring a dish/snack to share. Please share the Facebook event with others: https://www.facebook.com/events/308394812914280/ For more info, visit: https://madinfoshop.wordpress.com/ or call #284-9082