This January longtime Quaker activist George Lakey is coming to North Carolina to promote his new memoir Dancing with History: A Life for Peace and Justice. He will also be sharing from his last book How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. We invite you to join us for two virtual and in-person opportunities in the piedmont.
• Wednesday, January 18 at 7pm
Raleigh Friends Meeting
625 Tower Street
––Registration required for attending in-person:
––Join the Zoom meeting: https://tinyurl.com/2p8nfhx3
Dancing with History
A memoir of a Quaker activist and master storyteller on his involvement in struggles for peace, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, labor justice, and environment. His life will be the subject of a new documentary film coming in 2023.
From his first arrest in the Civil Rights era to his most recent during a climate justice march at the age of 83, George Lakey has committed his life to a mission of building a better world through movements for justice. Lakey draws readers into the center of history-making events, telling often serious stories with playfulness and intimacy.
In his memoir Lakey describes the personal, the political, and theoretical — coming out as bisexual to his Quaker community while known as a church leader and family man, taking action against the war in Vietnam by delivering medical supplies through the naval blockade in the South China Sea, and applying his academic study of nonviolent resistance by creating tactics for direct action campaigns.
Books will be available for purchase at the events.