In his new memoir Dancing with History: A Life for Peace and Justice, Quaker activist George Lakey circles back over seven decades, telling stories from the center of many history-making events — from his first arrest in the Civil Rights era to recent marches for climate justice, with actions for LGBTQ rights and labor justice in between.
Recently retired from Swarthmore College, Lakey was the Eugene Lang Visiting Professor for Issues of Social Change. In 2018, Lakey published How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning.
Steve Chase is a long-time activist, educator, and writer. He has been an editor at South End Press, the founding director of Antioch University’s master’s level activist training program in Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability, the Manager of Academic Initiatives for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, and the Assistant Director of Solidarity 2020 and Beyond, an international community of practice for grassroots movement organizers in the Global South. His most recent book is How Agent Provocateurs Harm Our Movements.