The Regulator welcomes George Lakey, author of How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. Today’s new direct action campaigns require a new, down-to-earth guide to effective campaigning. How We Win is that timely guide. Lakey, a lifelong activist, helps us understand our political moment, teaches us how to plan a campaign to overcome polarization, demonstrates how to launch ideas into action, and shows us how to grow and sustain our movements.
GEORGE LAKEY has been active in direct action campaigns for six decades. Recently retired from Swarthmore College, where he was the Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change, Lakey was arrested for the first time at a civil rights demonstration in March 1963, and most recently on March 29, 2018 in the Power Local Green Jobs Campaign. He lives in Philadelphia.