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Read and Resist Book Club: Direct Action by L.A. Kauffman

Read and Resist is a monthly book club featuring books relevant to the Resistance. Our first meeting will be a discussion of Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism by L.A. Kauffman. We are meeting in Room 310 at the LGBT Center. 

L.A. Kauffman will join us for the book club meeting and participate in the discussion. 

Book description: “A longtime movement insider's powerful 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.”

Source: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2331-direct-action The book can be purchased via this link.

Event Contact: media@riseandresist.org

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Later Event: February 25
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