[HCCN] REMINDER: Jamila Raqib Speaks on Strategic Nonviolent Action in Lewiston, Brunswick, Waterville, and Orono on November 11-13, 2014

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Sat Nov 8 16:53:55 EST 2014


Please pass on this reminder to others in your group or area. Thanks.

Larry Dansinger
(207) 525-7776 or rosc at psouth.net

Jamila Raqib Speaks on Strategic Nonviolent Action in Maine on  
November 11-13, 2014

Jamila Raqib, executive director of the Boston-based Albert Einstein  
Institution, will speak about strategic nonviolent action movements  
around the world in four locations in Maine on November 11-13, 2014.

Raqib will speak on “How to Start a Revolution” on Tuesday, November  
11 at 4:15 PM in Chase Hall at Bates College in Lewiston and at 7 PM  
at the Curtis Library in Brunswick. Raqib’s topic will be “The Power  
and Potential of Nonviolent Struggle: Lessons from the Arab Spring,  
the Global Occupy Movement, and Beyond” on Wednesday, November 12 at  
7:30 PM at Given Auditorium at Colby College, and on Thursday,  
November 13 at 12:30 PM in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union at  
the University of Maine in Orono.

Raqib, who is originally from Afghanistan, has worked with noted  
researcher and writer Gene Sharp since 2002 in developing strategies  
that people throughout the world have used to create nonviolent  
revolutions against their autocratic or oppressive governments. She is  
also a co-author with Sharp of a book on nonviolent strategies and  
authored a chapter in another book on the Arab Spring revolution in  
Tunisia. Raqib has become a public face and speaker for strategies for  
citizen groups in organizing a successful nonviolent revolution in  
their country.

Albert Einstein Institution publications, such as Sharp’s “From  
Dictatorship to Democracy,” have been used as guides to citizen groups  
who have created successful nonviolent revolutions in Serbia, the  
Ukraine (2004), the Republic of Georgia, Tunisia, and Egypt. Raqib  
will describe some of the strategies that have worked to bring  
democracy to these countries.

All talks are free and open to the public.  For more information about  
the talks and efforts to promote nonviolent strategies in Maine,  
contact Larry Dansinger, rosc at psouth.net or (207) 525-7776.

Calendar listings:

November 11: Jamila Raqib speaks on “How to Start a Revolution,” 4:15  
PM, Chase Hall, Bates College, Lewiston.

November 11: Jamila Raqib speaks on “How to Start a Revolution,” 7 PM,  
Curtis Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

November 12: Jamila Raqib speaks on “The Power and Potential of  
Nonviolent Struggle: Lessons from the Arab Spring, the Global Occupy  
Movement, and Beyond,” 7:30 PM, Given Auditorium, Colby College,  
Waterville.

November 13: Jamila Raqib speaks on “The Power and Potential of  
Nonviolent Struggle: Lessons from the Arab Spring, the Global Occupy  
Movement, and Beyond,” 12:30 PM, Bangor Room, Memorial Union,  
University of Maine, Orono.

For more information:  Larry Dansinger, rosc at psouth.net or (207)  
525-7776


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