Creative Activism Thursdays
Unless otherwise indicated, all events are held at:
20 Cooper Sq. 5th floor
New York, NY 10003
All events are FREE and open to the public. A photo ID is required to enter NYU buildings.
Seating is limited, please RSVP.
The movement was outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars. It was up against powerful elected officials, private investigators, thugs, and the supreme court. Even before they started, newspapers concluded the movement had no chance. In this riveting David versus Goliath story, Daniel Hunter relates a rare first-person narrative, giving unparalleled access to the behind-the-scenes of campaigns: the fervent worrying in late-night meetings, yelling matches behind church benches, and last-minute action planning outside judges’ chambers. It’s in the heat of these moments that the nuances of strategy come to life, showing what it takes to overpower billionaires for a cause you believe in. Written by an experienced and unusually self-reflective direct action organizer, this book might be the most enjoyable way you’ve ever empowered yourself to change the world.
Daniel Hunter is a direct action organizer and trainer with Training for Change where he trains activists in experiential methodology and campaign strategy. His new book, Strategy & Soul: a campaigner's tale of fighting billionaires, corrupt officials, and Philadelphia casinos, is a David versus Goliath story of the campaign to keep casinos out of Philadelphia. He has been published in We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America and in Beautiful Trouble: A toolbox for revolution.
Revolutionaries Live! (aka Creative Activism Thursdays) is co-sponsored by NYU Dean for Social Science, the Hemispheric Institute, the Yes Lab, the Humanities Initiative at NYU Working Research Group on Artistic Activism, CAA, and Not an Alternative.