DIRECT ACTION: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism

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Thu, 02/23/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
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A longtime movement insider’s account of the origins of today’s protest movements and what they can achieve now


As Americans take to the streets in record numbers to resist the presidency of Donald Trump, L.A. Kauffman’s timely, trenchant history of protest offers unique insights into how past movements have won victories in times of crisis and backlash and how they can be most effective today.
This deeply researched account, twenty-five years in the making, traces the evolution of disruptive protest since the Sixties to tell a larger story about the reshaping of the American left. Kauffman, a longtime grassroots organizer, examines how movements from ACT UP to Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter have used disruptive tactics to catalyze change despite long odds.

L.A. Kauffman joins Jo Ann Hardesty on Voices from the Edge to discuss the book and effective citizen movements in times of struggle.  Join the conversation by calling KBOO at (503) 231-8182

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