Date(s) - 05/15/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Please join Civic Hall and Jonathan Smucker for the release of his new book, Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap For Radicals.
About the Book
Hegemony How-To is a practical guide to political struggle for a generation that is deeply ambivalent about questions of power, leadership, and strategy. Hopeful about the potential of today’s burgeoning movements, long-time grassroots organizer Jonathan Smucker nonetheless pulls no punches when confronting their internal dysfunction.
Drawing from personal experience, he provides deep theoretical insight into the all-too-familiar radical tendency toward self-defeating insularity and paralyzing purism. At the same time, he offers tools to bridge the divide between social justice values and political strategies, tools that might just help today’s movements to navigate their obstacles—and change the world.
6:00 – 6:30pm – Doors Open/Networking
6:30 – 6:35pm – Welcome from Civic Hall
6:35 – 7:45: Conversation with Jonathan Smucker & Micah Sifry
7:45 – 8:00pm – Audience Q&A
8:00 – 8:30pm – Book Signing/Networking
(Copies of Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap For Radicals will be available for purchase)
About the Author
Jonathan Smucker has worked as an organizer, consultant, and trainer for two decades within a breadth of organizations and social movements. He is co-founder of Beyond the Choir, an organization providing strategic support and organizational development to social justice organizations. His writings have appeared in The Guardian, The Nation, The Sociological Quarterly, and elsewhere.
*Civic Hall is located at 118 West 22nd Street, 12th Floor. When arriving, please buzz 12A to enter the building.