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posted by: John Page | on: Friday, 13 January 2017, 16:17
Book launch with Jane McAlevey on 14 February in London
Many of the organising strategies that we use at HOPE not hate have their origins in America, in the trade union organising drives of the 1950s and the African American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. That is why we are particularly pleased to be co-hosting (with the Southern and Eastern Region TUC) a book launch with Jane McAlevey on 14 February in London.
Jane is both an activist and a scholar, having worked in the environmental, social justice and trade union movements, before taking time out to complete her Phd.
In her latest book: No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, Jane investigates the underlying failures that lie behind the recent setbacks and defeats for the trade union and progressive movement. In doing so, she lays out a strategic way forward that applies whether you are organising in the workplace or the community.
Jane presents a dozen case studies of unions and social movements seeking to effect change in the twenty-first century. As she analyses each case, she identifies the reasons for the movement’s success or failure. She shows that what victorious movements have in common is the use of grassroots mass organizing.
In the context of the deep divisions revealed by the Brexit campaign, the Trump victory, and the ascendency of ever more divisive narratives, Jane’s work, and the opportunity it provides us all to reflect on our own strategies is both timely and essential.
The event is free, but you must register to attend.
Come and join the debate, because, we may be down but we aren’t out.
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