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Author Paul Engler: "This Is An Uprising"
Date Wednesday May 18
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco 94117
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKerianne Steele
Join us in San Francisco at 7:30 at Booksmith for...

THIS IS AN UPRISING: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century!

Presentation and discussion with author Paul Engler.

Naomi Klein says of the book: "Absorbing... ambitious... indispensable. A genuine gift to social movements everywhere."

Michelle Alexander says: "For those who dare to dream that truly transformational, even revolutionary change might be possible... in our lifetimes (but who wonder what strategies or tactics could possibly achieve a monumental shift in consciousness), this book is for you."

From protests around climate change and immigrant rights, to Occupy, the Arab Spring, and #BlackLivesMatter, a new generation is unleashing strategic nonviolent action to shape public debate and force political change. When mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media consistently portrays them as being spontaneous and unpredictable. Yet, in this book, Mark and Paul Engler look at the hidden art behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest.

"This is a landmark book. [It] puts a name on... a powerful method of making real change fast. And real change fast is in fact what our world requires." -- Bill McKibben, author and co-founder of 350.org

“I love this book. The Englers have written fresh and exciting addition to the literature of social movements... We all need to read this now.” —George Lakey, author, activist, and founder of Training for Change

7:30 PM book talk and discussion with author Paul Engler.

Books available for sale at the event!
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