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Direct Action: Reading and Discussion

  • Jivamukti Yoga Center 171 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ, 07302 United States (map)

"Direct Action: Reading and Discussion
April 2 5:30-7pm
Reading & Discussion with Author L.A. Kauffman

A reading and discussion on resistance movements past and present by L.A. Kauffman, author of the new book, Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism. 

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.

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