The author of Antifa and the author of How We Win share their differing perspectives on how to resist white supremacy and fascism. Though both authors advocate building a broad movement against racism and oppression, they offer divergent strategic outlooks on key issues (including nonviolence and self-defense) based on contrasting historical interpretations. Audience members will have an opportunity to pose questions, and the dialogue will be moderated.
GEORGE LAKEY’S involvement in the civil rights movement led to the training staff of 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer and co-writing A Manual for Direct Action. He’s given leadership to a variety of campaigns and led over 1500 workshops on five continents. While teaching at Swarthmore College he built a database of 1000 campaigns in almost 200 countries. His books Viking Economics and How We Win are published by Melville House.
MARK BRAY is a political organizer and historian of human rights, terrorism, and politics in Modern Europe. He is the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook (Melville House 2017), Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street (Zero 2013), and the co-editor of Anarchist Education and the Modern School: A Francisco Ferrer Reader (PM Press 2018). His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, Salon, and numerous edited volumes. He is currently a lecturer at Dartmouth College.
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George Lakey, Mark Bray