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“As the world faces the horrors of a Trump presidency, many good people are asking, “What can I do?” Jonathan Smucker’s book provides an urgent field manual for answering that question. Drawing on twenty years of grassroots organizing experience, Smucker has written a modern version of Saul Alinsky’s classic, Rules for Radicals.” So writes Jeremy Scahill, author of international bestsellers Blackwater and Dirty Wars, about Jonathan Matthew Smucker’s new book, Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals.
Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine, says, “Smucker brings hard-won wisdom, theoretical heft, and a welcoming style to this book, helping us think through the most important question of our time: how do we build enough collective power to not only demand a better world, but actually create one?”
Engage in the conversation as activist, author, and scholar of nonviolent direct action George Lakey interviews Jonathan Smucker about the how-tos of forging dynamic, focused, and sustained campaigns to bring about the better world we know is possible. A booksigning will follow.
Jonathan Matthew Smucker is the co-founder and director of Beyond the Choir. He has worked for two decades in grassroots movements for social, economic and ecological justice, as a grassroots organizer, campaigner, and strategist. He has trained thousands of change agents in campaign strategy, framing and messaging, direct action, and other skills. Jonathan also researches collective action, identity, and politicization processes as the focus of his doctoral work in the sociology department at UC Berkeley. His writing has appeared in The Nation, The Huffington Post, Alternet, Waging Nonviolence, Yes Magazine, The Sociological Quarterly, and Berkeley Journal of Sociology. Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals was released this January to critical acclaim.
Available streaming at: https://pendlehill.org/events/reaching-beyond-choir/#.WL2TsfkrKUk