50th Anniversary Speaker Series: George Lakey


  • Start: February 28, 2017 7:00 pm
  • End: February 28, 2017 11:00 pm

George Lakey

George Lakey recently retired from Swarthmore College where he was Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues in Social Change and where he managed the Global Nonviolent Action Database research project (nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu). His latest book is Viking Economics. Each of his other nine books has been about change and how to get it. He received the Martin Luther King, Jr., Peace Award, the Paul Robeson Social Justice Award, the Ashley Montague Conflict Resolution Award, and was named the Peace Educator of the Year in 2010.  His first arrest was for a civil rights sit-in, and recently walked 200 miles to protest mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. He has founded a number of social change organizations including Training for Change and, most recently, Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT.org).

 50th Anniversary Speaker Series

Pacem in Terris will be using its 50th anniversary to not only look to past accomplishments, but as a platform for looking to the future. We are calling this yearlong series 100 Years of Peace and Justice. Part of this yearlong celebration will be a series of speakers— one per month from January through May, pause for the summer months, and then resume in September through November.  The talks will be near the end of the month, starting off in January, and will be in Wilmington, Delaware.

Focus

The speakers in the 100 Years of Peace and Justice series will address the major peace and justice related issues of the last 50 years (what society has accomplished), and look forward to what needs to be accomplished in the next 50— and how they think we might be able to do this.