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Viking Economics: Free Workshop

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Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Santa Monica Friends Meeting House
1440 Harvard Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
United States

George Lakey, noted Quaker activist and author of Viking Economics, will lead a workshop on how to address INCOME INEQUALITY, a core challenge to American democracy. Learn how Quakers are addressing this issue and what we can do to create a social democracy in America similar to those in Scandinavia. Lakey takes a spiritied and practical approach to social change that inspires "evidence-grounded hope."

For more info, contact: Gail Thomas at [email protected]. Free parking in back of the Meetinghouse. Please do not park on the street or you'll be ticketed. George Lakey will be speaking at other venues in So. Cal. For more info: see the Southern California Quarterly Meeting Facebook page.

George Lakey is an activist, sociologist, and writer who has added academic underpinning to the concept of nonviolent revolution. He has also refined the practice of experiential training for activists which he calls "Direct Education." His writing and workshops teach how to increase the effectiveness of nonviolent social movements. A Quaker, he has co-founded and led numerous organizations and campaigns for justice and peace. His latest book Viking Economics has received accolades from activists and scholars, including Bill McKibben, who called it "completely fascinating."

Speaking of of Viking Economics, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, said, "Brilliant, fun to read, and most timely. Lakey busts key myths that keep us believing we can't have the society we want. Bravo for this great source of evidence-grounded hope!"

Workshop is free of charge.